Body found on Capital Beltway shoulder

The body was found on the right shoulder near Georgia Avenue. Photo: Kevin Lewis

(WJLA) - A person's body was found near the Capital Beltway on Tuesday morning, officials say.

The death of the person, who was found on the right shoulder of the Inner Loop between Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road, is being considered suspicious.

Montgomery County Police officials say a passerby noticed the body and alerted authorities. Detectives are now trying to figure out whether or not the body was dumped.

One lane of the Beltway is closed while Montgomery County Police investigate.

Kevin Lewis contributed to this report.