***UPDATE*** The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted on Thursday that they have confirmed the identity of the deceased and will have more information after notifying the next of kin.
Local authorities are investigating after a body was reportedly found near Hillsborough.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted there was police activity on NC 86 related to a body being found just north of the intersection with I-85.
The body was reportedly found just inside the wood line across from Tractor Supply.
Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood said on Tuesday afternoon that a “badly decomposed” and “unidentifiable” body was found in the woods.
The North Carolina Medical Examiner’s office has retrieved the body, according to Blackwood, and will assist in determining cause of death and identity of the deceased.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation
More information will be added to this post as it is made available.