Officials investigating after body found in Pottawatomie County

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POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – An investigation is underway after a body was found on the side of a road in Pottawatomie County.

Officials responded to the area near Benson Park Rd. and Gordon Cooper Dr. Monday morning.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a man was found in the area by a passerby at around 7 a.m.

The medical examiner and Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene.

The sheriff’s office originally believed the body was involved in a hit-and-run, but say the medical examiner does not believe there are signs consistent with that type of incident. The medical examiner will determine an exact cause of death.

Officials believe the man may have been a transient living nearby in the wooded area.

The incident remains under investigation.

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