The remains of a human body were found in a wooded ravine on Bryant Perry Road in a rural area of Bethpage on Oct. 29, approximately 10 miles east of the Portland city limits.

Officers from the Westmoreland Police Department were the first to discover the body in the 1100 block of Bryant Perry Road. It was located approximately 150 yards from the road, lying on top of the ground in thickly-wooded ravine.

The Sumner County Sheriff’s Department was notified and took control of the investigation.

“The body will be examined by the state medical examiner’s office,” Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said. “The matter is still under investigation at this time.”

Neither the identity of the body nor a cause of death have been determined as yet in the investigation. There is the possibility that foul play could be involved in the matter.

While the identity of the body has not yet been confirmed, a Westmoreland man, 37-year-old Anthony Driver, has been missing from Macon County since Sept. 5. Rewards regarding his whereabouts have been offered by police in both Macon County and Westmoreland.

Despite no positive identification yet from law enforcement authorities, Driver’s sister, Renee Driver Schwendimann, posted on Facebook after the body was found last Monday, suggesting not only that the body found was her brother, but that foul play was involved.

“Now I can’t accept that he is gone, much less the fact that some monster did this to him,” Schwendimann’s post said.

Driver is the son of former Westmoreland Police Chief Denise Etheridge, who is now retired from law enforcement.

On the day the body was discovered, a Crime Scene Investigation unit from the sheriff’s department was on the scene and the ravine was so thickly wooded that personnel from the Sumner County Emergency Management Association had to use four-wheelers to get to the area in order to conduct the search and retrieve the body.

While an autopsy is still being performed, a law enforcement source familiar with the situation indicated that the body appeared to have been there for about a month.