Woman's body found in a Jefferson County cornfield
Jefferson County authorities are attempting to identify the woman found dead in a cornfield Saturday afternoon.
A passing motorist called the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office dispatch after seeing something out of the ordinary just off the road on North Road south of Highway CW in the town of Ixonia.
The driver went to see what it was and found the body, according to a sheriff's office news release.
An autopsy has been requested by the Jefferson county coroner.
Sheriff's office investigators and the county's Crime Scene Unit were dispatched to investigate Saturday. The state's Department of Criminal Investigation was also on scene investigating Saturday.
Jefferson County authorities have notified other law enforcement agencies in hopes of gathering leads or information on missing persons that could assist in identifying the body.
The investigation continues.
Last updated: 5:52 pm Sunday, March 30, 2014