San Luis Obispo County sheriffs officials said a woman in her early 40s was found dead in her vehicle near Morro Rock on Tuesday evening. Deputies determined her death was a suicide.
Deputies were called to the vehicle, located in a parking lot near Morro Rock, at 4:08 p.m., sheriffs Cmdr. Ron Hastie said. They remained on the scene for about an hour, he said.
He said deputies visited the womans home in Morro Bay and found information that led them to believe it was a suicide. She had been reported missing on Monday to San Luis Obispo police.
An autopsy will be completed Thursday.