Jacksonville police are investigating the killing of a person whose body was found in the woods near the Emerson Inn in South Metro late Sunday night.
Police were called to the 3500 block of Philips Highway about 10:20 p.m.
Police said a man was walking his dog when the dog began flinching and sniffing as the two neared the wood line. The man told police he thought he saw a body, and he then went back to the hotel and called the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
Police arrived and determined that it was a body.
Detectives said foul play is suspected and their investigation is ongoing.
Police have not determined identity of the body.
If you have any information about the death, call Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.