Human remains have been found in a field in the West Midlands.
A member of the public made the grim discovery in Frankley, Worcestershire, on Thursday morning.
West Mercia Police said it was treating the death as unexplained.
Egg Hill Lane, where the remains were found, has been temporarily closed while detectives carry out initial inquiries.
Detective Inspector Mark Walters said: “We are in the very early stages of an investigation and our inquiries are just getting under way.
“We are currently treating this as an unexplained death and no identification has yet been made.
“While this could be a lengthy process, we will update the public in due course.”