BODY IS THIRD DISCOVERED IN KERN COUNTY DESERT.Byline: Bhavna Mistry Daily News Staff Writer
A man found dead Monday night in a remote area between Mojave and Rosamond may be the third person killed by desert heat in eastern Kern County in the past six weeks, sheriff's officials said.
The unidentified man, described as between 20 and 30 years old and wearing only shorts, was found near Reed Avenue and Lone Butte Butte, city, United States
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``He's been out there for a matter of days to possibly a week,'' said sheriff's Cmdr. Phil Crosby Philip B. "Phil" Crosby, (June 18, 1926–August 18, 2001) was a businessman and author who contributed to management theory and quality management practices.
Crosby initiated the Zero Defects program at the Martin Company Orlando, Florida plant . . ``He was found just out in the middle of nowhere.''
While an autopsy Tuesday confirmed that the body suffered no trauma, officials are waiting for toxicology toxicology, study of poisons, or toxins, from the standpoint of detection, isolation, identification, and determination of their effects on the human body. Toxicology may be considered the branch of pharmacology devoted to the study of the poisonous effects of drugs. results to determine an official cause of death.
Kern County sheriff's officials currently have listed the death as suspicious and believe the man might have died from the heat.
``He may have been peeling his clothes off as he went along,'' said Crosby.
Two other men have been found in the desert this summer.
Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. resident Fabian Vallejo was found dead July 27 near the Antelope Valley Freeway The Antelope Valley Freeway is a freeway in Los Angeles and Kern counties in southern California. It is signed as California State Highway 14 along its length. It connects Greater Los Angeles to the rapidly developing Antelope Valley. and Backus Road. Officials said Vallejo had been seen drinking and walking in the area.
On Aug. 4, Kenneth Ziegler of Ridgecrest wandered away from his home. He was found dead a few hours later near Highway 395 at Highway 178.