Man Found Dead on I-8 Had Been Strangled: ME

A man who was found dead on Interstate 8 Friday, August 19 appears to have been strangled, police said.

The death of a man whose body was found on the westbound Interstate 8 in Mission Valley last week is considered to be suspicious, according the San Diego Medical Examiner's Officer on Friday.

The ME's report released Friday night stated that the cause of death was ligature strangulation. 

On Aug. 19 at approximately 6 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received reports of someone walking on the north shoulder of the westbound I-8, just east of Interstate 805. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man who was heavily bleeding from the back of his head.

He died at the scene.

The man's identity was not released since his family has not been notified.

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