A "severely decomposed" body was found Wednesday morning along Fountain Creek, southeast of South Tejon and East Las Vegas streets, Colorado Springs police said.
The body was found about 9:30 a.m. after police received information that a body had been "dumped" in the "wooded marshy area."
The victim's identity and the cause of death have not been determined.
"This investigation is in its very early stages," police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.
Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198