Body found in park that of an elderly woman

The decaying body found in Golden Gate Park by a Rec and Park employee Wednesday appears to be that of an elderly woman, according to the preliminary police investigation.

The preliminary investigation also did not reveal any obvious signs of foul play, police Sgt. Wilfred Williams said Wednesday.

The body was considerably decomposed when it was discovered near 8th and Fulton Street at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. Police report that a park employee was working in the area when he noticed a bad odor. He sought out the source of the smell and discovered the body, Williams said.

The woman had not been identified by Thursday morning and a medical examiner said it would likely “take a while.” He said the body was so badly decomposed he wouldn’t even venture to confirm the gender.

Williams said no purse or wallet was found on the body, but police are working on identifying the person based on some other items found at the scene.

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