A dead body was discovered Monday morning near the I-40 construction at ext 181 near Shawnee.

Authorities were called to I-40 Exit 181 at about 8:30 a.m. Monday to investigate a dead body that had been found. The body was near a white Ford Taurus at the bottom of the hill to the north of the interstate construction where State Highway 177 meets the interstate.

Authorities confirmed they were treating the vehicle and the area around it as a crime scene and a person was dead at the scene. Other circumstances will be released as the investigation is completed. It appeared the vehicle was driven to that location and wasn't involved in an accident.

Check back for updates as the investigation continues. The Oklahoma State Highway Patrol and Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office are completing the investigation.