South Burlington Police have confirmed that a body has been found in the woods on Patchen Road in the area of Arbor Road. 

Police say a resident reported smelling a gas leak in the area, Vermont Gas was notified.  the release says the Vermont Gas employee found the body.

South Burlington’s Police Chief says the body has been there for several days.

Officials say the cause of death is still unknown, it isn’t clear what gender or age of the person. 

Police say there was no sign of a struggle, or of a crime, but there is an indication of possible drug use. 

According to police the body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sarah Superneau at 802-846-4158.