Body Found Atop I-95 Tractor Trailer

Origin of body under investigation

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    Virginia State Police found a deceased body on top of a big rig traveling down the interstate.

    A bizarre discovery in Interstate 95 has led to a death investigation.

    Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  October 25, someone called 911 after spotting a man atop a tractor-trailer truck on the interstate highway.

    Police pulled the vehicle over at exit 166 in Woodbridge and discovered a dead body lying on the canvas covering of the truck's open-bedded trailer.

    The deceased has been identified as Jeffrey Matheny, 38, of Gaithersburg.  Police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

    Investigators said the 911 call came from a motorist traveling behind the truck.  According to the witness, Matheny went over the railing of the pedestrian overpass at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Virginia.

    From the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the body traveled 11 miles before officers caught up with the driver and pulled him over.