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Family of 18-year-old found in East Bakersfield orchard still looking for answers

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Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 20:17:56-05

The family of Michael Ballesteros is still looking for answers.

The 18-year-old was found shot to death in an orchard on Breckinridge Road in East Bakersfield back on February 9.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating his death as a homicide. So far, there have not been any suspects announced.

“I know it will never bring him back, but I would feel so much better knowing that whoever did this came forward or was caught. At least I would know who did this to my son,” Ballesteros’ mother Linda Soto said.

The family is looking for any answers they can find and has set up a GoFundMe account to help with funeral costs after funds from the Victims' Assistance Program fell through.

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