A burned body of a woman was found at the entrance of Redwood Regional Park in Oakland on Saturday night, a sergeant for the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department said.
Police say the woman's body was burned without recognition and that it may be difficult to identify her.
Units from the Oakland Fire and Police departments responded to a report of a body on fire at the Skyline Boulevard entrance of Redwood Regional Park around 10:30 p.m., Sgt. Dave Hall said.
Officers from the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department also responded, he said.
The person was declared deceased at the scene, Hall said.
Officers determined that the crime was in the East Bay Regional Park District's jurisdiction and park detectives are investigating the case, he said.
The Alameda County coroner's bureau is also working to identify the body, Hall said.
"Right now we are still calling it a suspicious death," said Sgt. Tyrone Davis of the East Bay Regional Park Police. "We don’t know if it was a homicide or something that was self-inflicted, we just don’t know at this time."
No arrests were made and no suspect information was available, he said.
The Skyline Boulevard entrance to Redwood Regional Park was open to the public today as officers continued to investigate the incident, Hall said.
East Bay Regional Park Police detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department at (510) -881-1833.
Bay City News contributed to this report.