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ATV riders find body in ditch on 40

Monday, August 9, 2004

The Clay County Sheriff's Department and Clay County Coroner's office are investigating a body found in the area of W. C.R. 375 and U.S. 40.

The body was found Sunday afternoon by a group of people riding all-terrain vehicles through the area.

The victim, an unidentified white male approximately 20 years old, was found in a drainage ditch along U.S. 40 with an apparent gunshot wound. It is not clear if the wound was foul play or self-inflicted, but it is believed to be what killed the victim.

Police are still trying to determine the victim's identity.

An investigation by Detective Michael Heaton and Clay County Coroner Richard Swearingen Jr. is ongoing. An autopsy was scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday.

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