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Missing man found dead in car

Published on 6/22/2010

The man found inside of a car on an embankment along Skyline Boulevard Sunday morning, Gonzalo Martinez-Hernandez, was reported missing by his family and was found in a car he owned, according to a San Mateo County sheriff’s official.

At 9 a.m., a motorist who had stopped along the road on Skyline Boulevard about a mile south of State Route 92, glimpsed a shiny object about 80 feet down the embankment next to the road and called authorities to report a possible abandoned vehicle, Redwood City CHP spokesman Art Montiel said.

Martinez-Hernandez, 50, was an East Palo Alto resident.

When authorities arrived at around 9:30 a.m., they found the body of Martinez-Hernandez in the backseat of the car, Montiel said.

There were no obvious signs of foul play, so authorities are handling the incident as a collision at this time, he said.

The cause of death is still under investigation.