Investigators said there are no immediate signs of foul play. The body may have been in the water for quite some time.
"When a body has been in the water for a certain period of time, sometimes that can change the effect in the appearance of the skin," said Jonathan French with the Houston Police Department. "Probably more than a week, based on just what we see at this time."
Investigators say the body does not appear to be that of a Ship Channel employee. We'll bring you more on this developing story on Eyewitness News and here on abc13.com.