BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -

A body was found inside a car that was pulled from a canal in rural Broward County.

The discovery was made Tuesday afternoon in a canal off Alligator Alley.

Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky told Local 10 News the car had been in the canal for about 24 hours.

Sky 10 was above the scene as a damaged white car was resting on the grass near the canal. A body covered by a yellow tarp could be seen about 100 feet away.

Wysocky didn't know if the body was of a male or female.

The FHP is investigating how the car ended up in the water.