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Body found in Weld County ditch near a field

Posted: 10:08 PM, Jun 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-03 00:12:19-04
Body found in Weld County ditch near a field

The body of a man found in a ditch near a field in Weld County has left authorities wondering how the person died.

At around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, a farmer reported he had found a body in a ditch in the area of Weld County Road 49 and Weld County Road 66. The farmer had been performing routing farming work in the area, according to Matt Turner, spokesperson for the Weld County Sheriff's Office. 

"The condition of the body suggests that it has been there for a long period of time. The identity of the individual and the cause of death are unknown at this time," Turner said in a statement sent to Denver7. 

This is an ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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