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Hiker found dead in Santa Monica Mountains

August 7, 2019

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A woman who reportedly became separated from a group of hikers was found dead in the mountains above Malibu.

The death was discovered Tuesday at Circle X Ranch, a former Boy Scout camp in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Hatlee tells the Los Angeles Times a call from someone in the hiking group reported the woman had been missing for about two hours.

A deputy found the woman and attempted to resuscitate her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

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