A Los Angeles hiker made a gruesome discovery on a trail when they stumbled upon a decapitated head, officials said.
The hiker was walking their dog around 9 a.m. Monday in Griffith Park and came across the head, news station KCAL reported.
The victim appeared to be a man in his 40s and 50s, and was possibly living in a nearby homeless encampment, news station WRC-TV reported.
Police later discovered the rest of his body and believe he died from natural causes, the report said.
Authorities suspect his body was dismembered by animals, then swept down a hill in a rainstorm.
“The evidence suggests that the person had passed away and animals may have gotten to it, possibly a homeless individual staying up in the area,” Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Ryan Rabbet told WRC-TV.