LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The body of a decapitated man was discovered Monday morning by a hiker in the hills of Griffith Park.
At around 9 a.m., a hiker and their dog came upon the decapitated head of the victim in the 4800 block of Griffith Park Drive, according to Los Angeles police. The victim’s body was also discovered nearby, police said.READ MORE: CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
The victim appeared to be a man in his 40s or 50s.READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
Foul play is not suspected at this time. The man may have passed away from natural causes and his body could have been dismembered by animals, police told CBS2 – possibly a “homeless individual staying up in the area,” according to one investigator.
Investigators suspect the death occurred sometime within the past week, police said. The victim, who was not immediately identified, may have been homeless because there is a nearby encampment.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing
The L.A. County coroner’s office was on scene assisting with the investigation.