LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A body discovered in Laurel County has now been identified.

Kentucky State Police tells us the body was found Thursday morning in a grassy area right off I-75 exit 38.

The body was initially discovered by a driver who was on his way home from work around 9 a.m. He saw the body under several trees in the grassy area between the exit and the southbound lanes.

The driver called state police directly.

Emergency medical services and state troopers showed up to find a man who was dead there.

Kentucky State Police have since been able to identify the man as 56-year-old Edsel D. McQueen, of London.


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A death investigation is underway in Laurel County.

Kentucky State Police tells us a body was found Thursday morning in a grassy area right off I-75 exit 38.

The cause of death is unknown and KSP is calling it an active death investigation.

No other details at this time.