Body Found

El Paso County investigators are looking into the discovery of a body found in a ditch south of Colorado Springs.

The body is of an elderly white woman and was found yesterday under an access road near Maxwell and Highway 85/87.

Authorities are trying to identify the woman, checking recent missing persons reports for leads. What makes it difficult, is the body had been out in the elements for some time and is in pretty bad shape.

Although it's unclear what led up to this woman's death, members of the El Paso County Major Crimes Unit are looking into the discovery.

A number of questions will be answered when the results of an autopsy are released: in particular, cause of death and identity which will likely come from dental records.

El Paso County authorities should have those answers in the next couple days.