Body found in irrigation ditch in Middleton near skate park

Police don't yet know if there was foul play
Posted at 4:07 PM, Jun 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-09 19:44:27-04

MIDDLETON, Idaho — Police are investigating after a body was found in an irrigation ditch late Sunday morning.

Middleton Police say a property manager near the Middleton Skate Park was clearing out an irrigation ditch when he found the body of an unidentified male.

Police say it is still very early in the investigation, so they aren't releasing identification of the body, but do confirm the body is not related to the boy that went missing near the Boise River in Star, who still hasn't been found. Officers say the man who was found this morning appears to be around 40-years-old.

Idaho State Police sent a forensics team and some detectives to the crime scene. The crime scene has been processed, and there are no blockages in the area.

Police are still investigating the situation. Officials have not yet determined if there was any involvement of foul play.

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