UPDATED: June 17, 2014 9:09 a.m.

CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. (WNEW) — A man’s body was found laying on the side of a road in Prince George’s County by a person out walking early Tuesday, police say.

Authorities were called to the 4000 block of Dent Street in Capitol Heights around 5:42 a.m., police say. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide detectives are leading the death investigation, according to police Corporal Nate Lewis.

The man has not been identified. His body will be taken to the medical examiner’s office to determine a cause of death.

Police say there is no cause for residents to fear they are in immediate danger.

Residents tell WNEW’s John Domen they do not recognize the man.

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