Iowa officials find body in ditch after responding to fire
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KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in rural central Iowa have opened a homicide investigation after officials responding to a fire in a roadside ditch found a body there.

Officials were called around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for a fire in a ditch near Kellogg, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said in a news release. Officials responded and quickly extinguished the flames, then found the body.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Police also have not given any information on how the person died, but say they are treating the death as a homicide.

Police asked anyone with information on the death to contact investigators. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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