A man who's body was found early Sunday in a field off Highway 43 was likely the victim of a homicide, Kern County Sheriff's deputies said.

The body of Arnoldo Montemayor was near the corner of Highway 43 and Whisler Road just after midnight.

Deputies later found Montemayor's work vehicle, which had been reported stolen, on Sherwood Avenue just east of Driver Road.

The investigation is ongoing.

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