MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body lying in the grass near a roadway in the Magnolia Manor subdivision Friday evening.

Officials said a UPS driver was delivering packages in the subdivision when he spotted what appeared to be a body lying in the grass near the dead end of 13th Avenue East.

The body is that of a white female, according to investigators. At this time they are not sure how she got there, but they believe she died before being placed at the location by someone else.

The investigation continues.

The Sheriff's Office asks that anyone with information on this case contacts them at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.