VIGO COUNTY -- An autopsy was conducted on a partially decomposed body found Sunday in northeastern Vigo County along Grotto Avenue.
The autopsy -- conducted by Vigo County Coroner Dr. Roland Kohr at Terre Haute Regional Hospital -- found the body to be a middle-aged white male with no obvious signs of foul play.
A positive identification could not be made due to the condition of the deceased. However, it has been reported officials are waiting on dental records to help identify the body. Dental records could be available Wednesday, officials stated.
Investigators are waiting on results of scientific analysis to determine the identity, a process officials said could take as little as a few days or possibly six weeks.
Toxicology results are also pending and could take four weeks to complete.
An official cause of death could not be determined as a result of the autopsy.
In a press release, Indiana State Police detectives said they are aware of the similarities between the discovered body and an active missing person's case in the immediate area. However, they are not speculating at this time of the identity of the body.
The investigation began Sunday afternoon after the body was discovered in a wooded area along Grotto Avenue, approximately 1.8 miles north of United States 40 on the Clay and Vigo county line.
The body was found clothed and was reported to the Vigo County Sheriff's Department at 1:41 p.m., Sunday.
Anyone with information they believe could be helpful in the case should contact ISP Det. Sam Stearley at 812-299-1151.