Department of Transportation workers who were on mowing duty on Route 9 in Woodbridge this morning stumbled across a body hidden in the grass, authorities said.
The discovery was made at approximately 10:30 am, said Captain Roy Hoppock.
"It didn't appear to be of a suspicious nature," Hoppock said about the discovery. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner has possession of the body and is performing an autopsy.
Hoppock couldn't say how long the body was there, except that "there was some decomposure."
It's not unusual for people dashing across the busy highway to get struck by cars, but Hoppock said this didn't appear to be a hit and run.
"The body would've been closer to the roadway," he said.
There was no determination on the sex of the victim. Hoppock said the body was found on the median between the north and southbound sides of Route 9, near the entrance to and the turnoff to Green Street.
Hoppock said he expects to have more information from the medical examiner's report on Tuesday.