UPDATE: The body has been identified as Louise Grant Jr., 51 of Pittsburg, and officials said foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy has been ordered, according to Upshur County Sheriff Larry Webb.

GILMER, Texas (KETK) – A Gilmer ISD bus driver found a dead body on the side of the road while dropping off students at home, the Gilmer superintendent said on Wednesday.

Officials said the body was found on Lavender Road, north of Gilmer. The school district is asking for prayers.

“Please keep any families, students or staff members impacted by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers,” said Gilmer ISD.

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