Body found in ditch in northeast Ohio

GENEVA, Ohio (AP) – The coroner in a northeast Ohio county says a body was found in a roadside ditch over the weekend.

How the man died was not apparent, and an autopsy was planned by the Ashtabula County coroner.

The body was discovered at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday by a man who was walking on the road. The man called 911, and the State Highway Patrol and coroner responded to the scene, where the victim was pronounced dead.

County coroner Pamela Lancaster says the next of kin was still being notified, so she was withholding the dead man’s name. She tells The Star-Beacon of Ashtabula that “nothing is obvious” about what might have killed him.

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