Dale County authorities spent much of the weekend combing through a crime scene where a body was discovered.
Sheriff Wally Olson says they are treating this case as a homicide, that decision was decided based on the evidence found at the scene.
The body was found in the Echo community near the Choctawhatchee River on Saturday.
Ozark-Dale County E911 got a call notifying them of the discovery near East County Road 36.
Due to the condition of the body it has been sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for identification purposes and an autopsy.
Numerous agencies are working together on this case at this time but if you have any informationn you can call the Dale County Sheriff's Office at 3347742335.
You can also leave an ananymous tip www.daleso.com under the "Crime Tip" tab.