Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating after a body was found in the Palm River area.

About 1:43 pm. Tuesday, the body of a white woman was discovered in a ditch on the north side of the road just east of the intersection of 20th Avenue South and 58th Street South. The remains were approximately 4 to 5 feet off the roadway in the ditch.

The deceased was fully clothed and preliminary indication is that there is no apparent cause of death, deputies said. The body was discovered by a rider on horseback.

The Medical Examiner's Office will work to identify the body and discover the cause of death.