TOPANGA, CA (FOX 11) - Officials investigated the death of a woman whose body was found near a hiking trail at Topanga State Park Monday evening.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the woman went hiking alone Sunday morning and never came back home. She was reported missing on Monday.
Authorities with LAPD, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and state park police all responded to the call early Monday evening and closed off the area for a while.
Lieutenant John Radtke with LAPD said the coroner did not suspect foul play was working to positively identify the woman and the cause of her death.
"I think the best message to the public is be carful when it's hot outside," Radtke continued. "You know, let people know where you're going. Hike with friends. Bring water with you."
Hikers, including Ragnar Olsson, said the trials in the park weren't too dangerous, but noted they still took extra precaution when walking.
"You just don't know, like what could've caused it or when you go hiking by yourself--I go hiking by myself. You know, you could have heat stroke, you know, you could have some medical condition like if you have a seizure."