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Man found dead in Wasco orchard is identified

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A man who was found shot to death in an orchard near Wasco has been identified by the Kern County coroner’s office.

The body of 27-year-old Artemio Saucedo, of Wasco, was discovered April 1 at around 3:43 p.m. in an orchard near the intersection of Western Avenue and Poso Avenue, according to the coroner’s report. It is unknown when he was killed.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as a homicide.