MADRAS, Ore. (AP) – A man’s body was spotted on the side of the road by a passing motorist northwest of Madras, Oregon.

A death investigation is underway.

The man’s name was not released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Thursday evening.

A driver called 911 around 6:45 a.m. Thursday to report seeing a dead man next to the road.

The body is being held at the Bel-Air Funeral Home, according to the sheriff’s office .

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The multi-agency Central Oregon Major Incident Team is investigating.

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