A man found dead in a stolen car in near Porterville has been identified as 24-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez Pena, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
An autopsy showed that Pena died from several gunshot wounds. The case is being investigated as a homicide.
The sheriff’s department said a county employee saw two cars pull up about 5 p.m. Tuesday and stop on the south side of the 1200 block of Linda Vista Avenue. The driver of one car got out and ran to the second car, which drove off.
The case remains under investigation.