Body found in ditch along Mechanicsville Turnpike

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – A death investigation is underway after deputies found a person’s body in a ditch along a busy road in Mechanicsville Sunday night.

Deputies made the discovery along Mechanicsville Turnpike near Cold Harbor Road.

Video submitted by Chris Lindsey to WTVR CBS 6 showed a heavy law enforcement presence around 9:30 p.m.

Officials said they believe the victim suffered a medical emergency.

Deputies said they do not suspect foul play, but that a death investigation has been launched.

There has been no word yet about the victim's identity.

No additional details were available at last check late Sunday.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can submit a news tip here.

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