The body of a woman was found floating in Ballona Creek near the Marina del Rey main channel early Thursday, March 19th, Sheriffís Department officials said.

The woman is believed to be a transient and between 40 and 60 years old, Sheriffís homicide Detective Diane Harris said. The county coronerís office has not identified the woman pending notification of next of kin.

Bicyclists saw the womanís body floating in Ballona Creek in the 14000 block of Fiji Way, near a boathouse, and called police. Sheriffís deputies, Los Angeles police and lifeguards responded to the scene and recovered the body.

Harris said the body appeared to have only been in the water for a short time. Investigators found no evidence of foul play.

An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.

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