FUNK, Neb. — Authorities have begun a homicide investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found in a south-central Nebraska cornfield.

Phelps County Sheriff Gene Samuelson says an agronomist found the body just north of Funk on Tuesday. Samuelson says it appears the body had been there for about week.

Investigators are awaiting results of an autopsy as they try to identify the woman.

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