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Officials asking for public's help in identifying body found in a silo

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 19:32:12-04

SHAFTER, Calif. — Officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a body found in a silo in Shafter on June 5.

According to Shafter Police Department, the unidentified body was located 3/4 of a mile west of Zerker Road, and two miles north of Seventh Standard Road after reports from a Westside Farms employee around 9 a.m that day.

Officials describes the unidentified body as a 18 to 30 year old male, Caucasian or Hispanic, with a neatly groomed mustache and a goatee. His hair is brown, medium length, and wavy. He is 5’10 ½ “ tall and weighs 161 pounds. The body was also reportedly found wearing a dark colored “Volcom” brand t-shirt size large, red colored “Adidas” brand athletic shorts with black stripes size medium, white colored ankle socks, and a white metal chain necklace.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Section at (661) 868-0119 or the investigating agency, Shafter Police Department at (661) 746-8500, and request Detective Phil Yoshikawa.