08/05/2015 06:19 EDT | Updated 08/05/2016 05:59 EDT

Body found off Highway 7 in Vaughan

A man's body has been found off of Highway 7, west of Keele Street, York Regional Police said Wednesday.

Police received a call around noon after the body was spotted near the busy road.

Responding officers determined that the body belongs to a male and "appears to have been there for some time," the force said in a news release.

York Regional Police maintained a heavy presence in the area as it launched an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.