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Body found along highway in Orange County is identified

The 1800 block of NC 86 is located a little bit north of I-85.
The 1800 block of NC 86 is located a little bit north of I-85.

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.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks
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