Body Found in Wooded Area in Florida Keys

Officials are investigating after finding a decomposed body in Marathon.

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013  |  Updated 11:59 AM EDT
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A body was found in a wooded area in Marathon.

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Autopsy results are pending for the body of a man found in a wooded area in the Florida Keys.

Investigators have not released a cause of death, but detectives say the body found in Marathon Friday morning was decomposed. Detectives also say they have a tentative identification. That has not yet been released.

An employee of a Marathon Public Works crew working in the area said he smelled something, walked a short distance into a wooded area and found the man lying on his back.

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