Body found on Mass Pike in Auburn


State police are trying to figure out what led up to the death of a person whose body was found in the roadway on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Worcester County late Wednesday night.

According to Massachusetts State Police spokesperson David Procopio, the body was found at around 10:00 p.m. on the westbound side of the roadway near Exit 10 in Auburn.

“The victim suffered severe injuries, and gender was not immediately able to be determined,” Procopio said. “The cause or causes of the totality of the injuries to the body remains part of the ongoing investigation.”

Procopio says that they are also still looking into how the person ended up on the highway, as there are no overpasses nearby from which someone could have jumped. There were also no unattended vehicles nearby, and police had not received any reports of a pedestrian on the Turnpike prior to the body’s discovery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Massachusetts State Police Troop C Headquarters at 508-829-8326.

The center and right-hand lanes of the Mass Pike were closed during the late night hours and into the early morning as troopers investigated. Those lanes were re-opened to traffic at around 2:00 A.M.

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