Man's body found near I-5 rest area parking lot

Man's body found near I-5 rest area parking lot »Play Video

NEAR WILSONVILLE, Ore. - Authorities are trying to determine the identify of a decomposed body found Friday close to a rest area along Interstate 5 near here.

The body, which appears to be an adult male's, was expected to be taken to the state Medical Examiner's office in an attempt to identify the person and determine the cause of death.

According to Oregon State Police, a state transportation employee was doing maintenance at the southbound I-5 Baldock rest area when the employee discovered the body about 11:30 a.m. It was in a thick brushy area about 100 yards south of the paved parking lot.   

Police have not released information related to the age or condition of the remains or how long they may have been at the location.

No more information was released.