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Kern County coroner needs help identifying male body found in almond orchard in McFarland

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 18:37:24-04

MCFARLAND, Calif. — The Kern County coroner said it is requesting the public's help in identifying a "John Doe".

According to the coroner, its office has been unsuccessful in identifying the deceased man who was found in the area of Perkins Avenue, approximately ½ mile west of Stradley Avenue in an almond orchard in McFarland on December 1, 2017.

Officials described "John Doe" as a man around 18 to 24 years of age, possibly Hispanic, of medium build, 5’ 6” and 183 pounds. He had short black hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a gray t-shirt, blue athletic style pants with yellow vertical lines across the outside of both legs, and two black work style boots. No birth marks or tattoos were present.

You can call Kern County Sheriff’s Office at 661-861-3110 or the Coroner at 661-868-0100.