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Authorities investigate after body found in Pittsfield State Forest

Authorities are investigating after a body was found by hunters in Pittsfield State Forest around 5:10 a.m. Saturday, the Berkshire district attorney’s office said.

Pittsfield fire and paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the person dead shortly after they arrived, prosecutors said in a statement.

The body was taken by the state medical examiner’s office, and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed Sunday to determine the cause and manner of death, the statement said.

The incident is under investigation.

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.