SPRING VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities were investigating Sunday after a man was found dead along a road in East County, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

Shortly after 7 a.m., hikers came across the man’s body just off the roadway in the 3500 block of Millar Ranch Road in Spring Valley, according to Lt. Thomas Seiver.

Seiver said the victim had suffered trauma to the body, but did not specify the injuries.

No further information was released as the sheriff’s Homicide Unit works to determine the cause and manner of the man’s death.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330 or after hours at (858) 565-5200. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.