LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, MONTOUR COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A heavy police presence was reported Friday afternoon on Interstate 80 East and Mexico Road near Milton where state police say a body was discovered.
According to Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn, Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Milton, and the Montour County District Attorney’s Office, an investigation is underway after a deceased individual was discovered late Friday morning on Creek Road in Liberty Township.
This caused a heavy police presence on Interstate 80 as drivers were advised of a restriction in the right lane between mile marker 215 (Limestoneville Exit) and mile marker 217 in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, for police activity, PennDOT said.
According to law enforcement, the discovery of the body forced troopers to close all lanes on Mexico Road, Creek Road, and Follmer Road in both directions near the Montour County line.
The Montour County Coroner says an autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, October 14, but there are no further details at this time.
28/22 News crews on the scene say as of 4:00 p.m., both lanes of I-80 East have opened and PSP cleared the scene shortly after.
This is a developing story and 28/22 News will update you with more information as it becomes available.