Deputies with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) launched an investigation Saturday after the lifeless body of a missing man was found on the side of a long, windy road in a rural part of Poway.
Michael Krein had been missing for two weeks when his body was found Krein's father confirmed to NBC 7.
The SDSO said Krein's body was discovered around 11:05 a.m. just off the roadway and down a hillside in the 15500 block of Bandy Canyon Road.
Investigators said the body showed obvious signs of decay and appeared to have been there for more than a week.
An investigator from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's (ME) office was called out to the scene and ruled there were no obvious signs of trauma to his body.
Krein's body was taken to the ME’s office for further examination. The ME will determine the cause and manner of death.
Krein's death is under investigation, but officials do not believe he was the victim of a hit-and-run. Anyone with information on the case can call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information.