Body found on Skyline Blvd. prompts homicide investigation

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Authorities are investigating a homicide after finding the body of an East Palo Alto man just off Skyline Boulevard near Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park.

The body of 40-year-old Eddy Cervantes was found at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, San Mateo County Sheriff’s Det. Rosemerry Blankswade said. When medics arrived, they determined Cervantes had been deceased for “quite some time,” Rosemerry said.

“Due to the suspicious nature of how he was found, our investigators are treating it like a homicide,” the detective said

Skyline Boulevard, or Highway 35, was closed from Highway 92 to Quail Court for nearly a full day for the investigation.

Detectives are asking anyone who knew Cervantes and his whereabouts leading to his death, or anyone who may have surveillance camera footage or saw suspicious activity in the area, to call Det. Serrano at 650-363-4066.

Photo credit: San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office

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