A decomposed body was found Thursday in the water near University Parkway in south Manatee County.

Two people working in the area made the discovery after 10 a.m. just off the shoreline.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said the body is male and was in a stage of decomposition and identification at this time is not possible. 

There were no obvious signs of trauma to the body, deputies said.  

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.