Woman's body found in dirt field near her car in Riverside County

Autopsy for body of woman found in San Jacinto on Labor Day scheduled for today

The dead body of a woman was found in a dirt field Monday in Riverside County, not far from her car, authorities said.

San Jacinto Police investigators found the body at about 6 p.m. in a field near the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and Juanita Street. The woman's car was found nearby, authorities said.

A possible cause of death was not released, but the Riverside County sheriff-coroner has deemed it suspicious. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

The woman's name and age were not immediately released pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information was encouraged to call homicide detectives at (760) 393-3528.

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