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Body found in Los Padres National Forest north of Santa Paula

A body was found in the Punch Bowl area of the Los Padres National Forest Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (Google Maps)

March 27, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
A body was discovered in a remote area of the Los Padres National Forest Wednesday night.

The body was found near the Punch Bowl section of Santa Paula Canyon, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

The gender of the body was not immediately determined. Officials were not certain how the person died.

The location is north of Thomas Aquinas College in Ojai.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.