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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. (WGNO) – A man’s body was discovered Friday in a ditch in the 3200 block of West Airline Highway in Reserve, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies have identified the body as a 44-year-old man from Reserve. The coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

There were no visible signs of trauma to the body, authorities said, and the cause of death is unknown at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled.

The sheriff’s office was first alerted around 8 a.m. when a passerby discovered the body.