On Wednesday morning, the Auburn Police Divison received a 911 call from the family of Charlie Lee Macon saying they had found him dead on Lee Road 10, according to a statement from the Lee County Coroner.
Lee County Coroner Bill Harris pronounced Macon dead at the scene.
The family filed a missing person report with the police after Macon, who was 67, went missing earlier this week.
They said Macon would often walk the highways picking up cans. The family was searching for him along the road when they noticed bags with cans on the side of the road and stopped to find his body in the culvert below the roadway.
The coroner said it appears he fell 8 to 9 feet and that no foul play is suspected. His body was transported to the medical examiner's office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery to determine the cause of death.
Auburn police and the coroner's office are further investigating his death.