EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The El Paso Police Department is investigating a body found in the 7600 block of Barton Street in the Lower Valley.

Police sent the alert at about noon.

There is limited information available at this time, but the Crimes Against Persons and Crime Scene units are investigating the case.

A resident in the area tells KTSM he smelled something and went to the ditch when he found the body and called 911.

“This is a bus stop for a school district the kids wait here for the bus every day,” Lower Valley resident Bobby Grayson said. “I’m surprised they didn’t smell it.”

Police have not yet said whether the body is that of a man or a woman.

KTSM will update this story when more information becomes available.