Missing COC Employee Found Dead
Ian Harte, the 24 year old Canyon Country man who was missing for than a month, was found dead in Mojave...
Kern County sheriff's investigators discovered the body of Ian Harte about noon Wednesday near Horned Toad Road, 3 miles west of State Route 58, said Margaret Soliz, a senior secretary at the Kern County Coroner's Office.
Harte, who just turned 24 last month, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Soliz said. Also recovered was his red Jeep Wrangler.
Harte, who worked in the information technology department at College of the Canyons for two years, had been missing since Oct. 17, just a day after his birthday. His family had initiated a search three days later after he missed work.