THREE RIVERS, Mich. (WOOD) — A body was discovered in Three Rivers Monday afternoon, police say.

A neighbor spotted the body around 1:15 p.m., Three Rivers Police Chief Scott Boling confirmed to News 8. It was in some woods between the St. Joseph River and Second Avenue near Wood Street.

“He was out walking his dog, and that was the last thing that he thought he would find,” Boling said.

Boling said they do not know the identity or if there was foul play, but he added that the body appeared to have been there for a while.

Police say items were also collected at the scene but did not specify what they were. The body was sent to WMed for further examination, as Three Rivers Police and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate.

Boling said it is still early in the investigation in determining a possible identification.

While officers are reaching out to neighbors, police are asking anyone who recently noticed anything unusual nearby to give them a call.

“We just want to know what people have seen in the area and see if any of their comments can help us in the investigation,” Boling said.

Anyone with information should contact police at 269.278.1235 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

Editors note: Photo Courtesy Three Rivers Commercial-News.