TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities are investigating a body of a man that was discovered in southeast Travis County.

The body was found Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Blocker Lane and Von Quintus Road, located a few miles southwest of the Circuit of the Americas.

On Thursday, the pbody was identified as 31-year-old Johnny Cardenas, of Austin. Police said there are suspicious circumstances surrounding Cardenas' death, and homicide detectives are investigating. 

A driver in the area tipped off authorities, who responded to calls for a suspicious odor. A helicopter was launched to search a nearby field but an investigation is still underway.

Residents in the tight-knit community said the area is typically quiet.  

"It’s funny we go walking, I bring the kids walking down come check the mail every day. My mailbox is right there. So it’s kind of scary," said resident Vanessa Lugo.