Name, cause of death released for 18-year-old whose body was found south of McFarland

UPDATE: The coroner on May 23 announced this teenager's cause of death was determined to be "multiple stab and incised wounds." His death has been ruled a homicide.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The Kern County coroner on Monday released the name of a young man found dead south of McFarland.

Markus Damian Aboytes’ body was found Friday in the area of Whisler Road and Highway 99.

The Sheriff’s Office said at the time that Aboytes had suffered obvious trauma.

Anyone with information helpful to the investigation is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (661) 861-3110 or the Secret Witness hotline at 322-4040.

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