Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after human remains were found beside Interstate 90 near Albert Lea.

The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office said that the remains appear to be from a male and look like they've been there for a number of years.

A nearby property owner called 911 just after 6 p.m. Monday about the remains, which deputies found by a fence along the south side of the I-90, east of Highway 13 and near a SuperAmerica.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is helping the sheriff's office with the investigation. BCA agents were searching Tuesday along the wooded area near the highway, according to the Austin Daily Herald.

The remains will be taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office to determine a cause of death, a news release from the sheriff's office says. "There are no known missing persons cases in Freeborn County which can be connected with this investigation at this time," the release says.