Authorities in Alameda County are investigating after a corpse was discovered over the weekend in the hills above Fremont.
Officers were sent to a property in the vicinity of Canyon Heights Drive east of Mission Boulevard about 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Fremont Police Department. Two horseback riders discovered a rotting body on a mountainside, according to police.
The corpse was taken into custody by the Alameda County Coroner after many hours of investigation by detectives and crime scene experts. An autopsy will be carried out.
According to police, the body had no identification and the decomposition made it impossible to determine how the individual died at first.