Published: Nov 01, 2010 5:15 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 01, 2010 2:15 PM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Investigators have determined the skeletal remains found in a wooded area behind a central Florida business are those of an adult female.

The Lakeland Police Department says the cause of death remains unclear. Authorities are consulting with a University of Florida pathologist to help identify the woman.

The remains were found Friday behind Snavely Forest Products in Lakeland. Police said they received reports of a foul smell coming from the area where the body was found.

Police were initially unclear if the remains were those of an adult or child.