Body discovered in orange grove near Comanche and Pioneer has been identified

Worker found body of 23-year-old Joaquin Molina

Authorities have identified a body found in an east Bakersfield orange grove .

A farm worker discovered the body of 23-year-old Joaquin Molina on May 7th about a quarter mile into a Sun Ridge nursery near Comanche and Pioneer.

An autopsy revealed Molina died of a gunshot wound.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the BPD at (661) 327-7111.

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