KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Kingsport Police Department (KPD) confirmed with News Channel 11 that it is investigating a body found at the I-26 and I-81 interchange Thursday morning.

According to Tom Patton with KPD, the agency responded to the incident at 7:45 a.m., and they remained at the scene throughout the morning.

Additional responding agencies included the Kingsport Fire Department.

Police continue to work to identify the deceased to notify family members, and the circumstances surrounding the death remain unclear at this time. Patton said the ETSU Quillen College of Medicine will conduct an autopsy.

Investigators believe that the death was an isolated incident, according to Patton.

No additional information is available at this time.

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