Body found in ditch off Highway 16

(Source: Associated Press)
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 12:17 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has deemed the death to be a homicide. The victim is Dhani I. Aronson, 24, of Rapid City.

Anyone with information is asked to reach out to Investigator Dan Lewis of the Sheriff’s Office or Detective Brian Fletcher of the RCPD.


At around 7:15 Monday morning, a passerby found a body in a ditch near the intersection of the Copper Oaks sign and Highway 16.

The death of what investigators say is a deceased male, is currently being investigated as suspicious and an autopsy will be conducted.

Both the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Rapid City Police Department are involved in this investigation. This story will be updated as further information becomes available.

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