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The Bakersfield Police Department was called out after someone discovered a deceased person near the railroad tracks in this file photo.

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Cortez Batiste, 13, was found dead on the 1500 block of East Brundage Lane on April 1.

The male found with multiple gunshot wounds near railroad tracks on East Brundage Lane early Tuesday morning was just 13 years old, according to the Kern County coroner's office.

He was identified as Cortez Batiste of Bakersfield.

Batiste was found dead at 1:18 a.m. in the 1500 block of East Brundage Lane. His death was a homicide, the coroner's office said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111 or Detective Kroeker at 326-3546.