Authorities have identified the body found in the 1800 block of N.C. 86 on Tuesday.
The body of Darrell Wayne Staley, 51, of Hillsborough was found along the highway, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The identification was made by the the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday.
It's unclear how Staley died, the sheriff's office said, but an autopsy is being conducted. There were no signs of foul play.