The Monterey County Sheriff’s Department has identified the deceased person found Wednesday near Rat Creek in Big Sur as Nancy Lynn Algert of Templeton.
At about 10 a.m., workers repairing a washed-out stretch of Highway 1 discovered a Algert’s body near their construction site. Investigators believe Algert parked her vehicle along the highway and walked over to the construction site.
While investigators are not releasing a cause of death until an autopsy is conducted, they do not suspect foul play.
The coroner has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday afternoon.