After responding to a call Thursday afternoon, local authorities located at body in a ditch off County Road 8 in Woodville.
Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said after an investigation there was no trauma or criminal activity involved.
“We initially thought it might be a hit and run accident,” said Harnen. “However, we found no trauma. It appears the man went out walking the day before and didn’t return home. It appears the death was due to natural causes.”
Harnen said the man was 50 years old but didn’t release the name.
“The man had been staying with his brother,” said Harnen. “He had some health issues.”