SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Spartanburg County officials are working to identify a body found near a school.

Multiple media outlets reported the body was found Tuesday afternoon among some homes behind the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Maj. Art Littlejohn said in a statement that officers were called after a city employee found the body. Littlejohn said because the body was badly decomposed, he could not determine whether it was that of a man or woman.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger said an autopsy is planned Wednesday.