(Mankato, MN) -- Authorities are investigating after a hunter found a human body in the woods outside Mankato. Deputies responded yesterday morning to an area northwest of Highway 83 and County Road 12 where the body was found. Officials say the body appeared to have been there for some time. The identity and gender of the person isn't known yet pending an autopsy. The Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension also are investigating.