Sheriff's office IDs body found in Castro Valley park, homicide investigation underway

Police identify Tracy Denise Benson as the victim whose remains were found in Lake Chabot regional park last month.

Alameda County Sheriff's office has identified a body that was found in Castro Valley's Lake Chabot Regional Park last month, law enforcement officials say. A homicide investigation is now underway.

East Bay Regional Park District Police Department said on Thursday that 60-year-old Tracy Denise Benson was identified as the victim. On April 26, the department found the victim's body at an undisclosed location in the park. 

They said earlier this month, a community member reported Benson missing to San Leandro Police Department. EBRPD police ruled the death a homicide and is leading the investigation. 

Police said no areas of Lake Chabot are closed at this time due to the investigation.