CALABASAS (CBS) — Authorities have announced the discovery of a  woman’s body during a search and rescue training session in Calabasas.

The body was found around 12:30 p.m. Sunday off Mulholland Highway, about two miles east of Las Virgenes Road, said Reserve Sgt. David Katz of the Malibu Search and Rescue Team at the Malibu/Lost Hills sheriff’s station.

There was no immediate explanation why word of the discovery was held for six days.

The woman’s body was reportedly found inside an overturned SUV that was resting on its roof, according to Katz.

“When they investigated further they discovered the body of a woman, who appeared to be the driver, inside the vehicle,” Katz said.

Investigators believe the vehicle belonged to the woman and that she had been living in the vehicle, Katz said.

Sheriff’s search and rescue officials used their team’s hydraulic truck and winch system to hoist the body from the canyon after the coroner’s initial investigation was complete.

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