Deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains in Wesley Chapel.

Hunters found the remains in the wooded area across from a storage building on Wesley Chapel Boulevard.

The sheriff's office got the call at about 10 a.m. Thursday.

They said animals apparently scattered the remains, so they don't know how long they have been there or if the body is that of a man or woman. No items of clothing were found at the time.

Resident Darcy Ellis couldn’t believe all the yellow tape and deputies. She said it’s the talk of the town.

“Yeah, very creepy. Just found out about it driving home from work,” Ellis said. “It is kind of scary that they found it a couple of feet from where I live.”

Deputies said there is a homeless camp nearby, but they do not know if the remains are those of a homeless person.

There is no word yet as to whether any foul play is involved. Sheriff’s officials are checking missing persons reports.