Death investigation underway after woman's body found wrapped in sleeping bag in Griffith Park

GRIFFITH PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A death investigation was underway in Griffith Park after a woman's body was found wrapped in a blanket or sleeping bag Tuesday.

Around 11 a.m., park rangers discovered the woman's body that appeared to be hidden in thick brush and it was wrapped in a blanket or sleeping bag.

Los Angeles police were called to the scene and determined the woman was dead. They believe the body had been in the area for a few days.

"A lot of people do come through here. Unfortunately, the location of the body was off the hillside on the actual brush, it wasn't on the roadside, so that's probably why it took a couple of days to discover it," Capt. Arturo Sandoval said.

The death was deemed suspicious, but are not calling it a homicide just yet.

The coroner's office was also called to the scene and will determine the woman's cause of death and if foul play was involved.

The investigation is ongoing.
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