Young woman’s body found outside of Alsea

It's not clear how long the woman, believed to be in her 20s, was there

A woman's body was found near Alsea, April 18 2017. (Benton County Sheriff's Office)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an Oregon forest.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says the unidentified body is that of a woman in her 20s, and it was discovered Monday night by someone from a timber company outside the town of Alsea.

Benton County Sheriff Scott Jackson told the Corvallis Gazette-Times the death appears to be from a gunshot wound, but an autopsy will be performed. Investigators have yet to estimate how long the body had been in the woods before it was discovered..

A woman’s body was found near Alsea, April 18 2017. (Benton County Sheriff’s Office)