Authorities received a call just before dark Tuesday evening that a body was discovered under the "blue bridge" on the Intervale Road. The railroad bridge serves as a border between Burlington and Winooski.
"There is a male, he is deceased, on the Burlington side," said Burlington Police Chief Mike Schirling.
Police would not comment on whether they suspected foul play, if it looked like another party was involved, or if there was any physical damage to the body. They said it was too dark to get a good look.
"At this point we do not know the cause or manner of death. We are going to investigate this as if it is something suspicious until we are confident it is or is not," Schirling explained.
He would not comment on whether or not police believe the man was homeless.
"It does not look like it is the location of an encampment or anything like that, or if there were any people in that particular location," said Schirling.
Authorities say it is the body of a white man, but they say it is absolutely not the body of Bill Currier, an Essex man who has been missing for over 6 weeks, along with his wife, Lorraine. They say the descriptions simply do not match. Police do not expect to release any more details until Wednesday afternoon when the medical examiner's office gets a better look at the body.