MENIFEE (CNS) – A Florida woman who went missing in Menifee while visiting family was found dead Sunday, though no foul play was suspected, police said.
The woman was reported missing Friday morning and had last been seen near the residence she was staying at in the 29000 block of High Ridge Circle, according to the Menifee Police Department.
At about 1 a.m. Sunday, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department bloodhound was deployed to help in the search for the woman, police said.
An hour and a half later the canine tracked the missing woman’s scent to an area behind the residence, where the dog lost the trail, according to police.
At that point, a helicopter and the sheriff’s search and rescue team were requested to assist the efforts.
The woman’s body was found at about 6:40 a.m. on a ridge behind the 29000 block of High Ridge Circle, police said.
“Investigators did not observe any signs of foul play. The missing female will be identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office,” police said.