A woman’s body was found partially in a donation box in Santa Clarita Thursday morning, though the circumstances surrounding her death are unknown.
The incident was reported just before 10 a.m. near the 24800 block of Orchard Village Road in Newhall, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The woman, believed to be in her 60s and a Santa Clarita resident, was declared dead at the scene.
The lower half of the woman’s body was found exposed outside an opening of the donation box, deputies said.
Authorities believe she may have gotten there on her own and she may have been involved in some sort of industrial accident. No signs of foul play were found and no suspects have been named.
Officials say the case is being handled as an accidental death investigation.
The official cause of death, however, will be determined by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.
The body remained at the scene in the 11 a.m. hour as a vehicle was parked nearby and sheriff’s patrol cars cordoned off the area, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station at 661-260-4000 or submit an anonymous online tip.
No further details about the incident have been released.