The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is conducting a death investigation after finding a body Tuesday morning at a house in the 5400 block of State Road 256.

According to authorities, Katelyn Nicole Bruner, 17, of Madison, was found outside an outbuilding with a gunshot wound to her chest. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Sheriff John Wallace said the case is being treated as a death investigation.

Sheriff's deputies are being assisted by crime scene investigators with the Indiana State Police.