The "badly decomposed body" of a man was found Wednesday morning behind a Dunkin' Donuts off Route 1 in Thomaston, Maine, state police say.
A worker found the remains in a wooded area past the parking lot. Police say they have a "promising lead" on the person's identity.
The body is believed to have been in the woods for months.
The latest news from around the state
State police are assisting Thomaston police in the investigation. The body isbeing examined by the Maine Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta.
Authorities have not said whether the death was suspicious, but it remains under investigation.