Driver Discovers Body Along PCH

SANTA MONICA—On February 27, a man’s body was found in Santa Monica along the Pacific Coast Highway near 4th Street.

Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a report of a corpse near the highway, arriving to the scene at 3:05 a.m. to find the man adjacent to one of PCH’s Northbound lanes.

The body was initially discovered by a driver who spotted a shoe in the road. Upon further investigation, the man was found and reported to authorities.

The man’s body was discovered early Friday morning along PCH near 4th Street.

Because the circumstances of his death were initially unclear, police treated the discovery sight as a crime scene, closing both sides of PCH until 8 a.m.

Authorities are working to determine the cause of death, which could range from a hit-and-run accident to a potential fall from the nearby cliff face.

The victim’s identity has not been disclosed to the public. The death is currently under investigation.