Woman’s body found on cliff below gliderport
The body of a young woman was discovered Sunday on the cliff below the Torrey Pines Gliderport, a San Diego lifeguard lieutenant said.
The victim was spotted by a beach-goer shortly after noon in an area called “Hully Gully” directly below the hang glider launching zone, Lt. Andy Lerum said.
The young woman was not carrying any identifying information and is listed as a “Jane Doe.”
An autopsy to establish the cause of death is pending, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A rescue helicopter lowered a paramedic, who pronounced the victim dead.
The body showed signs of a fall, and a flashlight was found nearby, the spokesman said. Rigor mortis had set in.
Lerum said the body appeared to have suffered numerous injuries that indicate a fall, and a flashlight was found nearby, but her cause of death was not immediately established. Rigor mortis had set in, so the body had apparently been there for some time, he said.
The helicopter hoisted the body off the cliff, he said.
The death of the woman, whose name was not released, was being investigated by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office and San Diego Police Department, according to Lerum.
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