Monticello Police recovered the body of an unidentified man around noon Saturday in an undeveloped area in the Parkwood subdivision.

Police received a call Saturday reporting that children playing in the area saw what they believed to be a body, according to Monticello Police Chief Jason Akers.

Police used a drone to map the undeveloped, wet, weedy area and searched the area on foot.

The preliminary investigation indicates the man likely died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound two or three days ago. A handgun was found near the body, according to Akers.

The photo above was taken near the area where the body was found.