David Bernal-Medina, 32, was last heard from two weeks ago on Wednesday, April 5, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).
Shortly after he was reported missing, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) found his red 2016 GMC Terrain SUV on the Interstate 8 offramp at Jackson Drive in La Mesa.
Police said the SUV has been involved in some sort of crash, but they found no sign of Medina.
On Monday afternoon, police responded to a call of a body found on the freeway embankment adjacent to the start of the on ramp from westbound I-8 to northbound I-805.
The body was recovered by the Medical Examiner and later identified by police as Medina, a missing North Park man and Lyft driver. Police confirmed Medina was not driving for Lyft the night of April 5.
Medina also worked as a manager at the Blow Pop hair salons in downtown San Diego and UTC. When the salons closed, friends say, Medina worked various jobs, including driving for Lyft.
Police said Medina is believed to have gotten out of his car and ran northeast off the freeway. Once off the freeway, he apparently fell down the embankment and suffered major upper body trauma.
Police said they do not believe foul play is involved in his death.
The Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.