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Thursday, Aug 21 2014 08:34 AM

Coroner reports railroad worker was shot

The Kern County's coroner's office released the official cause of death for Robert Limon, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway worker who was found dead on Aug. 17.

According to the coroner's office, Limon died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the matter as a homicide.

Limon, 38, of Helendale, was found dead in the 1500 block Goodrick Drive in Summit Industrial Park on Aug. 17. Kern County Sheriff's detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.

BNSF has issued a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Limon.

KCSO has released some surveillance footage of the railroad company's Tehachapi facility about the time Limon's death has occurred, and is encouraging anyone with details to contact the sheriff's office.

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.

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