An investigation is underway after a body was found in rural Mankato.

Blue Earth County authorities say a hunter located a partially decayed human body in a wooded area northeast of Highway 83 and County Road 12. The call came on October 10.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are continuing the investigation in conjunction with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The identity and gender of the deceased person is unknown and no additional information is available. There is no known threat to the public.

Additional information will be released when available.