Human remains found by Miami Metrozoo workers most likely are those of a woman, police said.
The remains were found Monday on property adjacent to the zoo by workers cutting vegetation to feed to giraffes, said Ron Magill, a zoo spokesman.
Investigators had yet to determine a cause of death or how long the remains had been in the wooded area, Miami-Dade police spokesman Roy Rutland said.
"It's too early in the investigation to call it a homicide," Rutland said, noting the remains appeared to be female.
Arson investigators were called to the scene, near the entrance to the zoo, though authorities did not say whether the body had been burned, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.