The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in reference to a body found off the side of the road in the 7900 block of Virginia 116 (Jubal Early Highway), according to a news release from Capt. Phillip Young.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at the scene, although Young added that there is no indication that the public is in any danger.

“It is very early in the investigation and the cause of death has not been determined,” Young wrote in the release.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Virginia 116 from Truman Hill Road to Silver Lake Estates has been closed for several hours during the investigation.