- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - Independence police are investigating after a decomposing body was found in a wooded area.

Police responded Sunday afternoon after a person found the body near Highway 291 and Truman Road. They say the body showed signs of decomposition.

The age and gender of the person haven’t been released.

The Jackson County medical examiner is working to identify the victim and determine the cause of death.

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