Authorities investigating body found in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. - Authorities said they've sent a body found Sunday afternoon off for identification and to determine how the person died.

A Hollywood resident found the body off County Road 33 near Hollywood in the Robinson Creek area, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.  "We responded, recovered the body, and it will be taken to Department of Forensic Sciences today for an autopsy and identification," said Sheriff Chuck Phillips.

Phillips said the body had been out in the elements for a while, and they can't say if the body is a man or a woman.

Investigators are working the case as a homicide for now. "Given the area this person was found in, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a homicide," Phillips said, "I don't see why they would be in that area in the condition they were in."

Phillips said he hopes to have the body identified in the next couple of days.