AN extremely decomposed body ridden infested by insects and partially eaten by animals has been found in a Florida canal.
Authorities are investigating further and an autopsy has been ordered on the body.
Police reported to the 10000 area of 90th Street in Boynton Beach, Florida on June 27 around 8.20am.
They received a call about a discovered deceased body located on the south side of a canal.
Investigators say the individual has likely been deceased for a long time.
The body was in various states of decomposition after its time in the canal.
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Additionally, the body was riddled with insects and had been subject to destruction by various animals and insects.
The body has not yet been identified.
Police, detectives and a medical examiner were called to the scene.
The body was taken to the medical examiners office, where they will preform an autopsy to identify approximate time and cause of death.
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The Violent Crimes Division is reportedly also involved in the investigation.
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While there is little information available now, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that “more information will be released when it becomes available.”
The police department also told the Boca Post that the body has clearly been in the canal for a very long time.