SANTA MONICA—A woman in her 70s was found deceased off Yerba Buena Road near Circle X Ranch, after a missing person report was filed by her hiker’s group on Tuesday, August 6 around 2:30 p.m.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office received a call, regarding the hiker who had not been seen since 12:30 p.m. after she was separated from the group without water.
Deputies were dispatched to search for the woman, locating her body off Yerba Buena Road. CPR was performed, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Canyon News spoke to Watch Commander Captain Thui Wright of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.
“There were no signs of injuries, or suspicions, or crime, it was possibly a medical condition,” said Captain Wright to Canyon News.
The incident is under a death investigation. No additional details about the victim’s name has been disclosed to the public at this time.