Investigators Looking Into Death of Man Whose Body Found in Drainage Ditch

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) - Officials in Dunklin County are looking into the death of a 52-year-old Caruthersville man whose body was found in a drainage ditch near Kennett.

Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder says a farmer reported a half-submerged body in a drainage ditch about five miles south of Kennett just before 9 a.m. Friday.

Holder says Mike Chandler's body was half on the ditch bank and half underwater.

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