Body found along Highway 1 in San Simeon

Sheriff’s investigators on Wednesday were looking into the death of a man whose body was found alongside Highway 1 near Little Pico Creek in San Simeon

A passer-by found the man, who deputies believe was a transient, about 1:40 p.m. near the highway, spokesman Sgt. Brian Hascall said. No additional details, including the man’s name or age, were available Wednesday evening.

The area, Hascall said, is home to a fairly large transient population.

Investigators have not yet determined a cause of the man’s death, Hascall said.

-- Stephen Curran