UPDATE (April 23, 4:15 P.M.)
The man arrested after authorities found a dead body inside of a home in Rosamond pleaded not guilty on Monday and is being held on $1 million bail.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office identified the dead body they found inside of a home near Alexander Avenue and W Roxbury Street as 31-year-old Kyle Ramirez. An examination by the coroner is scheduled to confirm the cause of death.
Deputies found 32-year-old Jaime Briseno Perez inside the closet of another bed room and arrested him for an outstanding warrant on several vehicle violations including one misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license.
Court documents say that a witness saw Perez asleep on a bed next to the dead body, bound and wrapped in a blanket and plastic.
The body had blunt force trauma to the face, a belt wrapped tightly around his neck, bruising around his throat, and stab wounds to the head, face and neck, according to the documents.
Perez also had injuries on his hand.
During a search authorities found a pocket knife in his possession. Perez is facing one count of first degree murder.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 861-3110 or the secret witness line at 322-4040.
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