Queensland police say the death of an 18-year-old Kurtis West, whose body was found on a road, is being treated as suspicious.

An post-mortem examination of a young man’s body could provide evidence about how he died in central Queensland, police say.

Kurtis West, 18, was found dead on the Jambin-Dakenba Road, near Bileola, by a driver early on Friday morning.

His death is being treated as suspicious.

Police said on Saturday that a post-mortem examination is likely to be held on Sunday and could provide evidence about Mr West’s death.

In the meantime police and SES volunteers have been searching nearby roads, bush tracks and the area around where his body was found for clues.