Authorities are trying to determine whether a body found Sunday on Mount Tamalpais
, the highest point of Marin County
, is that of missing IRS
Agent Veronica Ruiz.
A Marin County Sheriff's Department
search and rescue team found the body of a woman at 1:38 p.m. in Slide Gulch Ravine, sheriff's Lt. Doug Pittman said.
The body was "concealed by trees and shrubbery" about 30 or 40 yards from a trail, Pittman said.
"We are characterizing it a suspicious death," he said.
Veronica Ruiz was last seen Dec. 3, two days after she and her boyfriend of two years broke up. A message Sunday on a Web site maintained by her family said the coroner is using dental records to see whether the body is Ruiz's.
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