Santa Barbara County sheriff's and California Highway Patrol officials are investigating the death of a 34-year-old Lompoc man who was found deceased along the road on Sept. 26. 

The California Highway Patrol in Buellton received a report at about 6:15 a.m. that a deceased male was located near Sweeney Road and Highway 246, just east of Lompoc, according to Officer Keith Rogers. 

Rogers added investigators believe the man was the victim of a hit-and-run, although it's unknown if a traffic collision occurred.

The identity of the man was being withheld until next of kin is notified, according to Raquel Zick, a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. 

No further information was provided. 

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