MOUNTAIN IRON -- Authorities are investigating a homicide on the Iron Range.

St. Louis County sheriff's officials say the body of a young man was found near Mountain Iron by a person walking in the Mott Pit Thursday. An autopsy was conducted Friday that may help with the victim's identity.

Sheriff Ross Litman says authorities don't have any reports of missing people currently, so investigators need help from the public in determining the victim's ID.

The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in the investigation.