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Body Found On PCH In Santa Monica

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Police found a body on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica early this morning, and are investigating how the man died.

Santa Monica Police responded around 3 a.m. to a report about a body on PCH near 4th Street, reported CBS Los Angeles. A driver spotted a shoe on the road and upon taking a second look, saw a body in one of the lanes.

It's not clear what caused the man's death, but investigators are looking into the possibility that he fell off of a cliff or was hit by an oncoming car. He has not been identified yet.

As of this morning, the northbound side of the PCH was still shut down at the incline to the 10 Freeway while authorities were investigating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.