HAZELL DELL, Wash. – The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has begun conducting a death investigation after a body was found in Hazel Dell Thursday afternoon.

At 1:30 p.m., a passerby reported seeing a dead body in a wooded area just north Northeast 78th Street and east of Northeast 13th Avenue in Hazell Dell. Deputies arrived and found the body of an adult person, according to Sgt. Fred Neiman of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

The identity and gender of the person are not yet known. There was no obvious cause of death and the person’s remains have been turned over to the Clark County medical examiner.

The area where the body was found is frequented by transient campers, Neiman said.

An investigation is ongoing.