A man's body was found on the side of a road in the hills of San Mateo County late Monday night, according to the sheriff's office, and detectives are treating it as a homicide.
On Tuesday, the victim was identified as 32-year-old Pacifica resident Abdulmalek Nagi Nasher, a taxi driver, according to the county coroner's office.
A deputy was patrolling the area of Skyline Boulevard near Reids Roost Road around 11 p.m. when they spotted the body, Lt. Stephanie Josephson said.
Investigators searched the area with help from a SWAT team, K-9 units and aircraft. They were still canvassing the area early Tuesday afternoon.
Even with a killer on the loose, some longtime Skyline Boulevard residents said they still feel safe.
"We’ve lived up here for 23 years, and this is the first time something like this has happened," resident Bill Prince said.
Authorities closed the area for most of Tuesday morning, but Skyline Boulevard reopened between state Highway 92 and state Highway 84 after a "shelter in place" order associated with the investigation was lifted, sheriff's officials said around 11:45 a.m.
Josephson said deputies were looking for suspects. Anyone with information about suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the sheriff's office at (650) 363-4051.