by Sarah See
A man's body was found Saturday afternoon in a wooded area in Brooklyn Center park, police said.
The body was found in a field in the 5900 block of Shingle Creek Parkway and John Martin Road around 2 p.m., authorities said.
A young woman called police after discovering the body along a wood-chip path close to the creek, while walking and taking pictures of autumn foliage, Brooklyn Center Police Sgt. Patrick Toohey said to the Star Tribune.
A Minnesota identification card was found with the body that is believed to be a 40-year-old, white man whose last known address was in Lakeville, police said.
Based on the man's clothing and a backpack found near his body, it appeared he was homeless recently, Toohey said to CBS Minnesota.
There were no apparent signs of trauma to the body, and the man's death did not appear to be suspicious, authorities said.
Hennepin County medical examiner's personnel are trying to determine whether the death was natural, police said.