Homicide detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead in Carson Friday afternoon.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators responded to the 20800 block of South Santa Fe Avenue around 12:50 p.m.

When deputies arrived, they discovered a woman in the “middle stage of decomposition.”

She was found lying in an overgrown weed area of an unused railroad track, authorities said.

It’s unknown how the woman died and how long she had been deceased. Due to the extent of her decomposition, it’s also unknown whether she sustained any injuries before her death.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details about the incident have been released.

The woman’s identity and cause of death will be determined by the L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Anyone with information about the death or the woman is asked to call LASD’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be submitted to “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org.