CANTON, Mass. — A body has been found in the woods off Interstate 95 in eastern Massachusetts.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s office says a person reported finding what they believed was human remains off the roadway.

The person had stopped to assist a motorist in distress on the southbound portion of the highway.

State police and the district attorney’s office are investigating.

The remains will be removed to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Boston for an autopsy.

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