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Teen finds body in ditch in near elementary school

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Updated: 2/01 11:47 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found in a ditch in the area of Sherwood Forest Saturday.

The JSO said it's investigating as if foul play is involved.

According to investigators, it happened around 6:30 p.m., when a 14-year-old teenager found the body as he walked along the ditch line between Beverly Hills Park and Rutledge Pearson Elementary School.

Police said the teen told his family, who then called police.

The JSO will not release many details about the person found dead but confirm it was a black male between the ages of 15 and 25.

Police spent the night canvassing the area and interviewing witnesses. If you have any information that could help investigators you're asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.
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