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Coroner ID's woman's found with gunshot wound to the head

Posted at 12:39 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 18:40:14-04

UPDATE (April 06, 2018 3:20 p.m.): The Kern County Coroner has identified the woman found dead on Breckenridge Road just east of Vineland Road as 36-year-old Adelina Ibarra Martinez. 

The coroner ruled the death of Martinez as a homicide, and after a postmortem examination, determined the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head.

Martinez was found on Feb. 2nd by a sanitation worker who simply identified her as a Hispanic woman in her early to mid-thirties, according to KCSO.

Officials said there was obvious trauma to her face. No weapons were found in the initial investigation.

There were no road closures, however, KCSO remained on scene for several hours.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call KCSO at (661) 861-3110 or Secret Witness at (661) 322-4040.