Police in Beverly Hills report that a hearse driver who was found dead with a body in the vehicle, had died while taking the casket to a funeral.

Lt. Lincoln Hoshino said that police were alerted that a body was slumped over in the driver’s seat of a hearse parked near the Beverly Hills Hotel at about 3 p.m. Monday.

Hoshino said that the investigation is in its early stages but the woman appears to have died of natural causes, with no weapons or evidence of violence discovered.

Coroner’s investigators will make a final determination of the cause of death.

The woman’s relatives have not been notified yet and her identity has not been released.

Police could not immediately say to what funeral home or cemetery where the body was being sent.

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