PINE RIVER -- The body of a man was found Tuesday in a ditch northeast of Pine River.
The man, believed to be that of a 48-year-old rural Pine River resident, was found about 9 a.m. in the ditch off Highway 84, about a half mile south of Highway 87, the Cass County Sheriff's Department reported.
The cause and manner of death are unknown. The man's body has been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy today.
Sheriff Randy Fisher said the man was located a short distance from his residence. No evidence was observed at the scene indicating a motor vehicle accident, Fisher said.
"Footprints indicate he walked around a bit to where his body was found," said Fisher.
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