Decomposed Body Found In Woods

Tyler Police are investigating a dead body found Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area near Palmer Avenue and Earle Street, just north of Front Street.

Police say the body had been there for some time, and was too badly decomposed for race or gender to be determined. Also, investigators saw no obvious signs of foul play, but the body will be taken to Dallas for an autopsy.

The first order of business, investigators say, will be to match the clothing on the body to area missing persons cases.

Reported by Morgan Palmer.