A woman's body has been found in a wooded area in Laurel, police said.

The body was discovered at about 4 p.m. Sunday in the woods near the 9000 block of Route 1. Howard County police said that there are no obvious signs of foul play in the woman's death.

Police believe that the body may be that of a woman in her 40s who was reported missing a few weeks ago. The woman might have been homeless.