The investigation started Monday after a resident noticed some animals hovering around a body near County Road 3280 between Bruce and Black Creek.
The victim died from a gunshot wound sometime between August 12 and 14. Authorities don't know if the murder happened at the scene or if the killer dumped the body.
The badly decomposed body has not been identified. Investigators believe the victim was a Hispanic man in his early 20's about 5’2” tall weighing about 140 pounds.
Authorities say he had short brown hair and was clean-shaven.
If you have any information about this case, please call the Walton County Sheriff's Office at 892-8186.