County authorities Wednesday released the name of a man who was found dead in Palmdale.

The Los Angeles County Coroner identified Rafael Nungaray, 56, as the victim deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station found at approximately 10:22 p.m. Monday under an underpass of the Antelope (14) Freeway at West Avenue Q and Division Street, said Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

Nungaray was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no additional information available.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Sheriff Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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