Body found in woods near Interstate 75 in Alachua County

Deputies with the Alachua County Sheriff's Office are investigating a death, after a decomposing body was found in the woods near Instate 75 in Micanopy. 

They said it is likely that the body has been there for days, or even weeks.  They said it may take a while to determine the cause of death.

"I seen a blue blanket, and first, I smelled death," said William Douglas, who discovered the body. "As I went to investigate and moved the palm frond, I  saw the body."

Deputies are not confirming at this time if the death is in fact suspicious.  Anyone with information is asked to contact our Criminal Investigations Division at 352-367-4170.