RUSKIN, Fla. (WFLA) — Hillsborough County deputies said they are investigating a homicide after a burned body was found in a field in Ruskin.

“This is a jarring scene,” said Fentress Fountain with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “It is horrific for our deputies to come across a deceased person, and we just want to get justice for this victim’s family, whoever this victim is.”

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said a 911 call came in at around 8 a.m. Saturday from a person who said they were driving past what they thought was a mannequin on fire in a field behind a residential neighborhood on Will Scarlett Avenue.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue at the crime scene. (WFLA)

“We are actively trying to determine what happened here,” Fountain explained. “What time the body got here and who was responsible for this crime, because it’s a pretty gruesome scene.”

When Hillsborough Fire Rescue arrived to put out the fire, they discovered that the burning object was actually a human body.

“At this time, this is an isolated incident,” Fountain said. “We don’t believe there is any threat to the public. We are just working to determine what happened and release those details for the family.”

According to the sheriff’s office, the victim had upper body trauma but was too badly burned to be identified.

“This is a jarring scene,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “At this time, our deputies are doing everything they can to determine what happened to this person. We do believe this is an isolated incident, and we will continue to work tirelessly until we determine how this horrific crime occurred.”

Neighbors 8 On Your Side spoke with said the neighborhood is fairly new and still being developed, so a crime like this is very surprising.

“Kind of crazy, as I was out here doing yard work this morning and I didn’t see or smell anything,” recalled Nicholas Minchew. “As I started watching the helicopters come in, I looked up and finally seen a report of what was going on.”

Minchew has lived down the street from where the body was found for two years.

“Probably someone very angry at someone else,” Minchew said. “I mean, to go that far in that extent to do something, you got to be very angry at someone.”

The sheriff’s office said its investigation is in its early stages, with the primary goal to identify the victim.

“Crazy people. Crazy people everywhere,” Minchew said. “It’s weird. Don’t know the motives of why you would do that.”

If you know anything, call the sheriff’s office at 813-247-8200.