The Kern County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide north of Wasco.
Sheriff's officials were called out to a field on the southeast corner of Highway 43 and Whisler Road around 12:20 Sunday morning.
Deputies say they found the body of Arnoldo Montemayor, 47, of Wasco.
Montemayor was shot to death, according to deputies.
Deputies also say Montemayor's work vehicle was stolen, but was found abandoned a short time later.
If you have any information, call the Kern County Sheriff's Department at 861-3110.