A homicide investigation has begun after a body was found Wednesday afternoon in Rosamond.

Sheriff's officials said the death appears "to be criminal in nature," and the person's identity is unknown. Deputies were dispatched at about 3:58 p.m. to where the body was found in the area of Dawn Road and Highway 14. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kern County Sheriff's Office at 861-3110 or the Secret Witness line at 322-4040.

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