Published: Oct 21, 2010 5:13 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 12:43 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious death after a body was found on the side of a rural road.

Authorities received a call at 2:22 am Wednesday from a passerby claiming to have seen a body on the side of Luckett Road between Staley and Greenbriar Roads in the Buckingham area.

The call was confirmed when deputies arrived at the scene.

The victim's identity has not been revealed. It is not known if the body is that of a man or a woman.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.