SAN MATEO COUNTY (CBS SF) – The body of a man was found late Monday night just off Skyline Boulevard in unincorporated San Mateo County, sheriff’s officials said.

A San Mateo County Deputy was on a late night patrol in the area just east of the El Corte De Madero Open Space preserve when he made the gruesome discovery just after 11 p.m.

“[He] located a male off the side of the road in the area and began an investigation,” said San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Stephanie Josephson.

The victim was identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as Abdulmalek Nasher, 32, of Pacifica.

(Photo: Abdulmalek Nasher /Facebook)

Investigators closed down Skyline and spent the morning looking for clues.

Teams from the coroner’s office and the county crime lab were sent to the scene. People who live in the remote area were told to not open their doors

to anyone who might knock, unless it was law enforcement. They’re still hoping someone might call them with some clues.

“If anybody was in the area last night, heard or saw anything suspicious, if they could contact the sheriff’s office, that would be great,” said Josephson.

Authorities on the scene after a body was reportedly found along Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo County, June 18, 2019. (CBS)

Authorities on the scene after a body was reportedly found along Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo County, June 18, 2019. (CBS)

Investigators searched the area with help from a SWAT team, K-9 units and aircraft.

Skyline Boulevard was reopened at about 11:45 a.m. Authorities were still canvassing the area early Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the slaying is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (650) 599-1536.

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