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Authorities investigating dead body in Mitchell

An autopsy will be conducted on the body of a deceased 52-year-old male who was found in an open field near a car, Mitchell authorities said Monday.

At approximately 10:22 a.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of South Burr Street on a report of a suspicious vehicle parked with the engine running. The man’s body was located outside of the vehicle a short distance from the car.

Mitchell police say it appears the man was driving the vehicle prior to his death. The death does not appear to be suspicious.

No other information is immediately available.