AROMAS, Calif. -

Monterey County Sheriff deputies and fire crews responded to a call for a body laying on the roadside in Aromas Friday morning. 

Investigators say the body of a 45-year-old man was found by people walking along Carpenteria Road, off of San Juan Road just before 8 a.m.

CHP officers assisted with traffic control on Carpenteria Road as the county coroner  took the body for autopsy. 

Carpenteria Road was re-opened just before 11 a.m.    At this time the Sheriff's Department is investigating this death as suspicious because the man had gunshot wounds. 

This story will be updated.