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Foul play suspected in Lincoln County death

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

CANTON (AP) — Authorities in southeastern South Dakota's Lincoln County are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch near Canton.

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Sheriff Dennis Johnson says the body of what is believed to be a man in his 20s was found by a passer-by Sunday morning. Johnson says there were signs of trauma on the body and foul play is suspected.

Authorities did not immediately determine the man's identity.

An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

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