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Woman's Body Found Inside SUV At The Bottom Of A Canyon

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A search-and-rescue team getting ready to train stumbled across something unexpected in Calabasas last week: a woman's body inside an overturned SUV at the bottom of a canyon.

The discovery happened last Sunday around 12:30 pm. At the time, deputies with the sheriff's department were scouting locations for search-and-rescue training, according to a release from the department. The California Highway Patrol are investigating the case, and the county coroner also responded to the scene to investigate.

We don't have many details about what might have happened before the woman's body was discovered, such as how long she had been there or what might have caused her SUV to end up at the bottom of a canyon. (Either investigators don't know or they aren't releasing details.) The woman was in the driver's seat, and investigators have reasons to believe that she was homeless and living in her SUV at the time.