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Coroner identifies homicide victim found in Desert Hot Springs field

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The Riverside County Coroner's Office released the identity of a body found in a Desert Hot Springs field last week.

Last Tuesday at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Desert Hot Springs Police Department received reports of a body found in open field on Verbena Drive and Ironwood Drive.

Authorities have identified the victim as Ezequiel David Baca, 18, of Desert Hot Springs.

Doria Wilms, DHSPD's public information officer, confirmed to News Channel 3 that investigators determined foul play was involved in Baca's death and a homicide investigation remains underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tooth at 760-329-2904 ext. 352 or Sergeant Weigle at 760-329-2904 ext. 2850.

You can also call Valley Crimestoppers at 760-341-7867, tips can remain unanimous.

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