Published: Oct 23, 2013 2:06 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 23, 2013 5:28 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The Collier County Sheriff's Office has cleared the scene of a body found in a pond on Santa Barbara Blvd. at Crews Road. this afternoon.

The call came into authorities at 12:44 p.m.

Deputies cannot say whether the body is male or female, due to extensive deterioration.

At this time, deputies are treating this as a death investigation and will not say whether they are considering it suspicious.