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Man Found Shot To Death Along Lancaster Highway Identified

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LANCASTER (CBS) — Authorities Friday identified a man whose body was found in the Lancaster area.

The man was identified as Omar Romero, 29, of Pacoima, the coroner’s office said.

Romero was discovered about 5:30 a.m. Thursday near Sierra Highway, between Avenue B and Avenue C, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

Investigators told CBS2 that the victim was shot in the head and then dumped from a vehicle. They say Romero may have been robbed after winning a large amount of money at Diamond Jim’s Casino in Rosamond.

Officials are investigating Romero’s death as a homicide.

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