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Man found dead in rural Sedgwick County had been burned

Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies investigate a death on a rural Sedgwick County road early Monday. (April 17, 2017)
Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies investigate a death on a rural Sedgwick County road early Monday. (April 17, 2017) The Wichita Eagle

A 68-year-old Wichita man was found dead on a rural Sedgwick County road early Monday, according to a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Foul play is not suspected, Lt. Lin Dehning said.

Dehning said deputies were called at about 7 a.m. to a rural location near 47th Street South and 127th Street East, which is southeast of Wichita.

Dehning said deputies discovered a man’s body and a vehicle on 127th Street. The body had been burned, Dehning said. The Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office has not released a preliminary report on the cause of death.

Dehning said law enforcement authorities are not currently looking for a suspect and that fire investigators had been called to the scene.

Contributing: Beccy Tanner and Amy Renee Leiker of The Eagle

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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