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Tuesday, Aug 19 2014 11:26 AM

Railroad offering $100k reward following worker's death

The death of a railroad worker in Tehachapi on Aug. 17 was ruled a homicide by the Kern County coroner's office, prompting a reward to be issued by the railroad company.

According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is offering  $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Robert Limon.

Limon, a Helendale resident, was found dead at 1528 Goodrick Drive in Summit Industrial Park on Aug. 17.  According to KCSO, Limon was last seen by co-workers after he left the field to return to the BNSF shop. Sheriff's office homicide detectives determined he had been assaulted by one ore more suspects shortly after arriving. The cause of death was from blunt force trauma to the upper body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

KCSO is also releasing video surveillance captured in the area during the time Limon was killed.

If anyone has information on this case or the video surveillance being released they are asked to call Secret Witness at 661-322-4040. Anonymous text tips can be sent to TIP411 (847411). Just type the keyword “KCSO” prior to the message.

Copies of the video surveillance can be picked up in the lobby of Building A at Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, 1350 Norris Rd., in Bakersfield. For further information please call Public Information Officer Ray Pruitt at 661-303-4592. People may also contact Sheriff's Detective Randall Meyer at 661-391-7662 with any information.

According to Pruitt, the public information officer for KCSO, detectives have been sent to further investigate the homicide. BNSF police are also investigating Limon's death as well.

Link to BNSF surveillance video from KCSO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfsWD9PRbkI

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