Authorities are searching for answers in a death after a badly decomposed body was found by fishermen in a Dora-area creek, according to Walker County Coroner Joey Vick. 

Vick tells CBS 42 News that the fishermen found the body in Burnt Cane Creek off Jeep Trail Road south of Dora. At this time, the body is reportedly in such bad shape that the gender is unclear and it is difficult to determine if there was foul play involved in their death. 

The body is believed at this time to have possibly been a woman due to the clothing, according to Vick. The body has been sent off for an autopsy.

CBS 42 News will bring you more details as they become available.