Dead body found in Lancaster County

LANCASTER — The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found this morning off a rural secondary road northeast of Heath Springs in southern Lancaster County, according to a news release.

Around 10 a.m., investigators responded to Flint Ridge Road after a passerby spotted the badly decomposed body down an embankment, the release stated.The body, which investigators have not determined a gender for, has not been identified, the release stated.

A forensic autopsy is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.