Body found in water near Liberty Station

SAN DIEGO – A body was found in a waterway near a hotel in Liberty Station, police confirmed Tuesday.

About a half-dozen San Diego police cars could be seen at the dead end of Farragut Road near the Courtyard Marriott. The dead person was found just before 4:30 p.m.

Initial reports described the body as that of a woman.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy will determine more about the mysterious death. If the autopsy reveals any signs of foul play, homicide detectives will take over the investigation.