UPDATE: Body found along Interstate 275 identified

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

PETERSBURG, KY (FOX19) - Police are investigating the discovery of a body found along Interstate 275 near the Petersburg exit.

A passing motorist spotted the body and called police around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The body has been identified as Brian Jones, 29, of Cincinnati. Police say he died of a single gunshot wound to the head and the Boone County Sheriff's Office is working with Cincinnati Police to find out more about him.

Boone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tom Scheben says Jones was wearing only socks and shorts.

Scheben says he's unsure if the man died at the scene, or if he was dumped there.

The case is being treated as a homicide, and an investigation is ongoing. Police shut down one lane of eastbound I-275 for several hours while they searched both sides of the road for clues.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040 or the Boone County Sheriff's Office at 859-334-2175.

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