San Diego Police Department investigating body found on westbound Interstate 8

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 1:45 p.m. — A male in his mid-30’s was found dead alongside Interstate 8 early Friday morning. The victim has not been identified and could possibly be transient, Ray Valentin of the San Diego Police Department said during a press conference. 

The man was pronounced dead on the scene and had suffered upper body trauma. His injuries were not consistent with being struck by a vehicle, according to Valentine. Several lanes were shut down for approximately five hours as officials investigated the scene. 

SDPD’s homicide unit is continuing the investigation and has asked anyone who may information on what was called a "suspicious death" by Valentine to assist. 

8:04 a.m. — A pedestrian was found dead alongside westbound Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Friday morning. A SigAlert closing down three lanes is expected to be in effect until approximately 9 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol began receiving calls around 6:20 a.m. reporting that a man carrying a bag was walking along the westbound lanes near
the Interstate 805 interchange, CHP Officer Robert Catano said. About 10 minutes later, the pedestrian was seen lying on the roadside.

CHP officers responded to the possible crime scene and alerted area agencies to be on the lookout for a white BMW sedan that may have been involved, according to Catano.

Three westbound lanes were closed in the area as officers continued to investigate. 

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