A woman’s body found on the side of a dumpster in a California cave
The body of a woman found in a remote California cave was identified by the coroner as a local resident who had died of “a cardiac arrest” in May 2016, according to officials.
A coroner’s office autopsy found she had been buried in the rock-filled canyon for at least three days, and that the death was ruled a suicide, according, ABC affiliate KABC-TV.
A woman who was visiting the site was initially unsure about the cause of death, but said she saw signs of trauma.
The coroner’s statement said the woman’s death was classified as a “coronavirus-related death.”
A woman was found in the cave with a cardiac arrest on May 20, 2016, after a night spent in the same cave.
She was buried by her family.
A medical examiner determined she had died from a cardiac arrhythmia.
Her cause of sudden death was determined to be “a sudden cardiac event,” according to a statement from the coroner’s agency.
It said the death could have been caused by a “catastrophic, self-inflicted, or unexpected event.”
The cause of the death remains unknown, the statement said.
The cause and manner of death are under investigation.
In a statement, the coroner said there were no previous reports of “lack of communication between family members” and that investigators were in contact with the family and the coroner.
The woman’s remains were found on May 24, 2016.
The cave in San Luis Obispo County is about 60 kilometres (37 miles) northwest of Los Angeles.
The body was discovered on a rocky outcrop in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Forest, about 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) northeast of the city of Long Beach.