Body found in burning ditch in southeastern South Dakota

November 9, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a burning ditch in southeastern South Dakota. 

A Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Deputy reported a fire in a township road ditch east of Brandon at about 5:15 a.m. Saturday.

The deputy then found the body in the ditch. 

The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious, unattended death.

Sheriff Michael Milstead said the victim has not been identified.