NEWPORT NEWS -- Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found near Newport News Shipbuilding on Saturday morning.

In a statement released by police, the discovery was made around 4:30 a.m.

Security at Newport News Shipbuilding notified police after finding an unconscious man lying on the side of the road in the 2400 block of West Avenue.

Officers and medics responded to the scene. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are not releasing the victim's name, but confirm that the 49-year-old was from Newport News.

Investigators do not suspect foul play and are awaiting the official cause of death from the medical examiner's office.

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