Pecos County Deputies investigating after finding dead body

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Pecos County Investigators are looking for answers after a body is found north of Fort Stockton.

The discovery was made 15 miles north of Ft. Stockton off FM 1053.

According to authorities the land owner found the body, while he was checking on wells on the property Thursday around three.

Investigators found what appears to be the badly decomposed body of a women in her late 20s or 30s.

Investigators tell NewsWest Nine, they believe the body had been in the field for weeks.

The body has been sent to Lubbock for autopsy.

Pecos County Deputies are investigating it as a murder.