Death investigation underway in Jefferson Co. after plumber finds dead body underneath house

Jefferson County sheriff deputies are taking part in a death investigation.{} Deputies responded to the 1600 block of 7th Street NW on a report of a body found under the crawl space of a house.{} A plumber was going under the house to repair broken pipes and found a person sitting in a chair with no sign of life.

Deputies say the person found dead is the ex-husband of the resident.{} He no longer lived at the house and has not been seen for several days.{} He has family living in the area but was not currently living with them.{} The resident reported she was unaware of why he would be under the house.{}

The cause of death has not yet been determined.{} No foul play is suspected.{} It is possible that the death was the result of exposure to outdoor elements.{} The identity is being held pending notification of family members.