Body discovered near Highway 74’s Vista Point

Police are investigating after a body was discovered on a hiking trail near Vista Point on Highway 74 south of Palm Desert.

The body was discovered about 200 feet from the parking lot by a La Quinta man and his daughter who were taking pictures in the area, according to the Desert Sun. They told the newspaper it appeared be a middle-aged man with a head injury, swollen hands, and his arm on a cactus.

Vista Point and its surrounding areas are known for their epic views of the Coachella Valley. The area is about 10 miles south of Palm Desert.

This is a developing story and updates will be posted as they come in.