University of Central Missouri Police have launched an investigation after the body of an infant was found near the UCM campus in Warrensburg on Tuesday afternoon (March 4).

According to a release by the university, the infant was found at Pertle Springs, a 300-acre public recreation area located south of the main campus and owned by the university.

Authorities are asking for anyone with information to call the UCM Department of Public Safety at (660) 543-4123.

We will update this story as we receive more information.