LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Police and other first responders were called to a field near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Kent Street Monday morning. Someone reported finding a body in a field. The call came before 9:15 a.m.

Police provided a brief update and said, “At 9:08 a.m., LPD received a call from a walker stating that there was a body in the field west of MLK and south of Kent Street. Metro and EMS responded.”

Police described the body as in an advanced state of decomposition. Police said investigators were not yet able to determine age or sex, nor did officers know if this was a natural death or a homicide. Police also said there would be an examination of local missing person cases to see if the body matches one of them.

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MLK Blvd and Kent (Nexstar/Staff)