Body found near canal in Wellington

Body found in woods in Wellington. (WPEC)

Investigators are working to identify a body that workers say a kid found while fishing in Wellington.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office responded to a batch of woods along a canal off Southern Boulevard and Big Blue Trace on Wednesday afternoon.

CBS12 reporter Kristen Chapman, first on scene on Thursday, heard from water management workers in the area. They told CBS12 a youngster found the body.

The sheriff's called in a forensic anthropologist to examine the remains due to their advanced stage of decomposition. The remains will then be taken to the Medical Examiner's office.

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