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Hiker found dead in Mountain Center

MOUNTAIN CENTER, Calif. - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman found on a hiking trail over the weekend.

The body was reported about 8:40 Sunday morning on a steep slope near a hiking trail in Mountain Center. The trail is near Ribbonwood Drive.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department had to use its aviation unit to drop investigators and coroner's officials at the scene due to the difficult terrain.

Sheriff's officials have not ruled out foul play as a cause of death.


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