SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8/CNS) - A body was found by a hiker in Linda Vista's Tecolote Canyon, San Diego police reported Sunday.

The hiker discovered the body just before 6 p.m. near the 6500 block of High Knoll Road.

Police responded near High Knoll Road and Frankel Way and then called a medical examiner to the scene.

It's unknown whether the deceased was a victim of foul play.

No information regarding the person's age was immediately available. Their name will be withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Police said it was most likely a transient who may have been dead for a couple of days.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.