Update 10:49 a.m. Tuesday: The woman has been identified as a transient known to frequent the Aptos area. Sheriff's Deputy April Skalland has told Patch that an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, and it could reveal whether the woman jumped or fell from the trestle.
The woman's identity has not yet been revealed.
Monday's Original Report: The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a woman's body in Aptos this afternoon.
A worker with the California Conservation Corps found the body around 12:20 p.m. about 100 feet below a railroad trestle at Soquel and Spreckels drives, sheriff's Lt. Bob Pursley said.
He said detectives are investigating whether the woman, who appears to be in her 40s, fell from the trestle.
The case is being investigated as a suspicious death.
The woman's identity will likely be released on Tuesday, Pursley said.
Reporting by Bay City News