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Omar Romero, 29

Omar Romero, a 29-year-old Latino, was found dead Thursday, July 7, near Sierra Highway and Ave B-8 in the Northeast Antelope Valley, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

A passerby discovered Romero's body on the side of the road about 5:35 a.m., said Ed Winter, spokesman for the coroner’s office.

Authorities were called and Romero was pronounced dead at the scene. Coroner’s records show he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Winter said it's unknown if Romero was shot in the location where he was found. The coroner’s office had no other details about the case.

Anyone with information about the killing is asked to contact the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Los Angeles Times

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