The Van Buren County Sheriff confirmed Tuesday morning that a body was found at the Weaver Creek Bridge on Highway 16, at Shirley.

Van Buren County Sheriff Randy Gurley, citing the investigation being on-going, could only confirm that the body was female and had been discovered at the bridge early Tuesday. The sheriff’s office and the Arkansas State Police are engaged in a joint investigation, he said.

Gurley, citing the investigation, would not divulge the age of the woman or the suspected cause of death.

Further details are pending the outcome of the investigation.