WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) -- Police in Clark County say a decomposed body has been discovered by people collecting aluminum cans for recycling.

Clark County Coroner Robert Gayheart says the body was found Friday at a U.S. 60 intersection near Interstate 64 in Winchester.

The identity of the body wasn't immediately determined pending a weekend autopsy.

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue says the body appears to be that of an adult. He says the investigation is being handled by state police in Columbia. Media outlets report the Columbia post also is handling the investigation into the July 3 disappearance of a northern Kentucky couple.

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