The body was found just before 7 a.m. in the 1600 block of Visalia Avenue, near Cesar Chavez Elementary School, police Sgt. Bisa French said.
The victim appears to have been shot, French said. Police believe she was a Hispanic woman in her early 20s.
As of about 10:30 a.m., no suspects or witnesses had been identified. The victim's identity was not known.