Unidentified body found in Edgecomb County

March 13, 2008 1:56:53 PM PDT
The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of an unidentified body.

A farmer called sheriff's officer around 1:58 p.m. Thursday to report a body in the woods on Seven Bridges Road between Whitakers and Battleboro. .

When deputies arrived on scene, they spoke to the farmer who said he was taking down an electric fence on the property when he noticed a body approximately 40-feet inside the wood line..

The body appears to be a female about 5'3" to 5'4" tall. The weight and race have not been determined at this time..

The investigation is ongoing.