MALIBU—On Thursday, December 1, a body was found near the Santa Monica Mountains, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department first reported. Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death investigation of a male adult. Lost Hills Station deputies received a call for service at 7:30 a.m.

According to police officials the body was discovered by a passerby near 33153 Mulholland Highway. CPR was administered by the passerby, but the person was already deceased.  

Investigators stated that the person may have been suffering from an overdose and was brought to the location by an unknown person. They did not detect any trauma to the body during the investigation. The Los Angeles County Coroner is in the process of determining the cause of death. 

Mullholland Highway was closed for several hours as detectives processed the scene. There were no obvious signs of trauma.

The cause of death will be determined by the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner at a later time. There is no suspect or suspect vehicle information. The investigation is ongoing and currently, there is no additional information.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website