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No signs of foul play in hearse driver's death in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills police believe the driver of a hearse who died while heading to a funeral was not the victim of foul play.

About 3 p.m. Monday,  police were called to the hearse, parked near the Beverly Hills Hotel on Crescent Drive, north of Sunset Boulevard, after a passerby reported seeing a body slumped behind the wheel, according to a statement from the department.

The hearse contained a body in a casket; the driver, a woman, apparently was heading to a funeral.

Officers said it appeared she died of natural causes.

Police were still investigating where the driver was headed.

The name of the driver, the mortuary and the body in the casket were not immediately released.


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