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Authorities investigating body found in ditch as homicide

Minnehaha County authorities are investigating after a body was found in a ditch near Wall Lake on Monday.
Minnehaha County authorities are investigating after a body was found in a ditch near Wall Lake on Monday.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 2:54 PM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities are now investigating a homicide after a body was found in a ditch west of Sioux Falls Monday morning.

Minnehaha Co. Sheriff’s Office Captain Josh Phillips says they received the call just after 11 am Monday. A bystander was checking on his cattle near 265th Street and 464th Avenue when he discovered a body in the ditch.

Cpt. Phillips says the victim died from obvious gunshot wounds. Authorities don’t believe they were self-inflicted.

Authorities believe the incident happened sometime Sunday night. They are asking the public for any information.

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