Body found near Arvin connected to missing person

Posted at 3:40 PM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 20:15:22-05

UPDATE (January 11, 2017 4:57 p.m.): An autopsy on Jose Joel Salazar revealed that the cause of death was a gunshot wound and the manner was homicide, according to the Coroner's release. He went missing Thursday and his date of death was Friday evening.


The Arvin Police Department is investigating a homicide East of Arvin. 

Officials received a call yesterday evening just after 5 p.m. regarding the location of a vehicle possibly belonging to Jose Joel Salazar, a man missing since Thursday. 

Investigators determined that the car found did belong to Salazar.

Police found a deceased Hispanic male adult inside the vehicle.

Cause of death has not yet been determined and the man has not yet been identified. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583.