Naked, dead body found in vehicle near Cuesta Grade

The naked body of a deceased man was found in a vehicle near the Cuesta Grade on Monday afternoon.

At about 2:30 p.m., a passerby spotted the dead body on TV Tower Road between San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita. SLO County Sheriff’s detectives and coroner’s investigators arrived a the scene and launched an investigation.

Coroner’s personnel are expected to conduct an autopsy this week. The cause of the man’s death is unclear.

Authorities have yet to release the man’s identity.