The body of a woman who appeared to be in her late 40s was found near a restroom by the beach north of the Santa Monica Pier Thursday morning March 29th, Santa Monica police said.

Police officers on patrol in the 1100 block of Palisades Beach Road found the womanís body lying on the ground near the restroom at about 8:10 a.m., Santa Monica Police Lt. Alex Padilla said.

The woman, who was believed to have been a transient, has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin, Padilla said.

ìWe did not see any signs of foul play,î Padilla said.

The county coroner scheduled an autopsy to determine the womanís cause of death.

Police found a citation ticket on the woman but it did not provide her identity, Padilla said.