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Police: Death of man found frozen in ditch not criminal act

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 15:24:56-05

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — West Des Moines police say the death of a man whose body was found frozen in ice doesn't appear to be a criminal act.

Investigators on Friday were still trying to identify the body found Tuesday in a ditch along a road that runs parallel to Interstate 80. The body is that of a middle-age man. Police are working with the State Medical Examiner's Office to identify the body and determine the cause of death.