From a Laguna Beach Police Department press release:
At 8:30 a.m. today, two hikers found the body of a deceased male on the Willow Canyon Trail located within the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.
They immediately called “911” and kept others out of the area until officers arrived on scene.
At this point, the cause of death has not been established and is pending an autopsy by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.
Laguna Beach Detectives are continuing to investigate the death and will release additional information once the autopsy has been completed and the next of kin have been notified.
The victim is only being described as a 44 year old Laguna Beach homeless male.