Around 10 a.m., Millersville's Fire Chief was driving along Woody Lane when he spotted the body in a ditch. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was called to assist Millersville Police.
The cause of death was not immediately released, but authorities suspected foul play. The victim was described a middle-aged African American woman, but her identity has not been confirmed.
Neighbors said it's scary to think someone could have dumped a body so close to their homes.
"I moved out here to get some peace and quiet, but it is a very rural area and it gets dark at night and there is a main thoroughfare right around this turn where the body was," said Bob Wolf.
Authorities wrapped up their investigation just before 4 p.m. Monday.
If you know anything about the woman or how she died, call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.