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Thursday, Feb 06 2014 01:32 PM

Body found near Highway 58 and Broome Road

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Deputies with the Kern County Sheriff's office waiting near a ranch off of Highway 58 and Broome Road, where a dead body was discovered by a ranch associate around 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. Sgt. Avery Simpson said the body displayed "obvious signs of trauma." Scott Camp / Tehachapi News

A 21-year-old male was found dead Thursday morning alongside a dirt road at Loop Ranch — about a quarter mile southeast of the intersection Highway 58 and Broome Road — according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

According to Sgt. Avery Simpson with the KCSO, the body of Ricky Perez, a resident of Arvin, displayed “obvious signs of trauma.”

Perez's body was discovered by a ranch employee around 8:06 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, Simpson said.

A homicide investigation is ongoing and an autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause and manner of the death, according to a news release issued by the KCSO.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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