The body of a woman who apparently took her own life was found burning and hanging from a tree in Griffith Park Tuesday, authorities said.

Firefighters were sent to the area near the park’s Merry Go Round at about 12:30 p.m., according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The body was that of a woman, Stewart said. Information on her age and identity was not immediately available, though the woman’s body was on fire at the time of the discovery, Stewart said.

The death has been classified as an apparent suicide, pending the results of a coroner’s investigation, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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