Coroner's office identifies man found dead in orchard last week

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The coroner's office has released the name of the man found dead in an orchard last week. 
 
Candles were placed at Unversity Park in northeast Bakersfield Sunday after a vigil was held for 18-year-old Michael Justin Ballesteros. 
 
People who knew him gathered at the park in his honor.  "Mike had a really good heart, he had a girlfriend who he was always loyal to, he had a whole bunch of friends, everybody loved him. I mean everyone has problems, he probably had a few problems, but for the most part, he was loved by everybody," said Taryn Craig, friend. 
 
Sheriff's officials say Ballesteros was found shot to death Thursday near Breckenridge Road and Comanche Drive in east Bakersfield.
 
If you have any information, you're urged to call the sheriff's department at 861-3110.
 
 

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