AUBURN (CBS) – A body was found on the road on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Auburn late Wednesday night and investigators are looking for help identifying the person.

State troopers were called to the westbound side of the Pike near exit 10 around 10 p.m. and found the dead person with what they called “severe injuries.” They don’t know the gender yet.

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The westbound side of the Pike was backed up for miles after the body was found. (WBZ-TV)

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“The investigation into the identity of the victim, and how the victim came to be at that location, is active,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in a statement. “There is no overpass nearby. Troopers have not located any unattended vehicles in the area and there were no prior reports of pedestrians on the highway.”

Traffic was backed up for miles for the investigation. The body was taken away by the medical examiner’s office around 2 a.m.

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Anyone with information is asked to call State Police at 508-829-8326 or Auburn Police at 508-832-7777.