Authorities said someone walking a dog in Norwood stumbled upon a dead body dumped in the woods behind the Coakley Middle School.
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said investigators are trying to determine the name of the victim whose remains suffered massive trauma.
Morrissey and Norwood Police Chief William Brooks said there are indications that the victim was not killed in the small wooded area and that investigators are searching for the primary crime scene. They asked the public for information on any location with significant blood or other indications that it may be where the killing occurred.
Authorities said the dog walker discovered the body after the pet reacted to the presence of the dead body just behind the tree line not far from the school property.
Investigators did not release additional information.