Nevada County authorities say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man believed to be a missing gold miner from San Jose.

The body of a man matching the description of Walter Steever was found Wednesday afternoon near Owl Creek Road in Nevada County.

Authorities say Steever's family was helping in the search and investigators were waiting for them to formally identify the body.

More than 100 volunteers had been searching for Steever since he went missing last Wednesday.