Authorities are working to identify the remains of a body found in a rural area of Manitoba.

RCMP Manitoba says Brandon officers were called to the R.M. of Souris-Glenwood Thursday afternoon. A person was checking their property when they located a body, immediately calling the police.

When officers arrived at 3:30, they discovered the body had been there for some time. No further details are being given. RCMP says when more details are available they will share them.

Major Crime Services, Forensic Identification Services and the Medical Examiner are working with Brandon RMCP as they investigate.