Chico Police said there is no indication of foul play involving the body of a woman found in Bidwell Park.
The woman, in her 50s, has been identified but her name has not been released as authorities work to notify next of kin.
The body was found by a passerby near the path that leads from the main road into Lower Bidwell Park to Annie's Glenn and the downtown area and reported to police at 8:28 a.m. Thursday.
It's in the area of known transient camps.
According to Chico Police Lt. Dave Britt, the body was in the creek bed along Big Chico Creek across from the CARD (Chico Area Park and Recreation District) Center.
Police taped off the area for nearly three hours.
An autopsy will be done to determine a cause of death.