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Body found west of Medical Lake

Spokane County sheriff’s detectives are investigating what they are calling a suspicious death after a man was found dead Sunday in a ditch near the intersection of two rural roads west of Medical Lake.

Deputy Mark Gregory said dispatchers received a call at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday asking deputies to check on the welfare of a man seen in a ditch near the intersection of West Hallett and South Strangland roads. Deputies arrived and found a deceased man lying in the ditch.

“We have very little information,” he said. “We are calling it a death investigation because (major crimes detectives) really don’t know what is going on. There is not any specific, obvious cause of death. We are looking into whether foul play was at hand or something else.”

Gregory did not know the man’s name or age.

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