TOPANGA STATE PARK, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- The body of an adult woman was found Monday afternoon as rescue crews were combing Topanga State Park for a 26-year-old missing hiker, officials said.
The body, which matched the description of the missing woman, was found about 20 yards off a trail near Trippet Ranch hiking area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Search teams had been combing through popular hiking area from ground and air in the effort to find missing woman Maggie Dykshorn, whose car was located not far from the body in the trailhead parking lot, officials said.
Authorities had not identified the deceased woman, and a death investigation was underway. Preliminary investigation indicated there were no signs of foul play or trauma, and the victim may have suffered a medical condition, possibly related to heat, detectives said.
Another person hiking in the park on Monday, Ragnar Olsson, said the grisly discovery was a bit frightening.