Authorities found the body at a Fresno County orchard on Whitesbridge and Polk Avenues shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday.
Fresno County Sheriff's deputies aren't saying if the body is that of a man or a woman. Authorities say they were first called out to the area for reports of a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian.
Deputies say they found evidence suggesting the crime was not a hit and run. Homicide detectives have not said how the victim died.
Investigators are interviewing people in the area to figure out what happened but so far no arrests have been made.