Body found near Pacifica golf course

December 18, 2008 3:37:55 PM PST
A body found floating in a pond at or near Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica today is being investigated as a suspicious death, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said.

Foucrault said the body was reported to him shortly after noon.

Greg Ritschy, a golf professional at the course, said he did not know who had alerted authorities to the discovery but said a golfer had told him she saw police cars at the northwest corner of the golf course.

Ritschy said around 1:45 p.m. the police activity is happening on the ocean side of the golf course, about a half-mile from the clubhouse.

He said the golf course remains open this afternoon and golfers' play has not been affected.