BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION - An autopsy was scheduled Thursday to determine whether the body found on the Barona Indian Reservation near Ramona was that of a missing Serra Mesa woman, authorities said.
The body was found in the vicinity of San Vicente Oaks Road and Wildcat Canyon Road about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Clayton Lisk.
10News learned that investigators are looking into the possibility that the body belongs to 79-year-old Mehria Mansury, but said it was too early to tell and that they would not for know for sure until an autopsy was performed.
Lt. Jorge Duran told UT San Diego that the body had been at the location for some time. He said the body was found face down and showed signs of animal activity.
Mansury disappeared the morning of Sept. 24 after leaving her home in the 2800 block of Amulet Street.
Teams have spent several days hiking through overgrown open areas in and around Mansury's neighborhood near Qualcomm Stadium as they search for the woman.
Mansury lives with her 42-year-old daughter, who was escorted from the family home for questioning Wednesday night after police served a search warrant at the residence.
Mansury's friends have raised $5,000 of a $6,000 reward for information leading to her recovery, with San Diego County Crime Stoppers posting the remainder. Anyone with information about Mansury was urged to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters may remain anonymous.