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Owensboro Man Found Dead Along U.S. 41 in Evansville


Authorities have identified the man who was found dead in a ditch on Evansville’s North Side.   

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office identifies the man found along Highway 41, near Lynch Road, as 74-year-old James Eugene Rich of Owensboro.

Police were dispatched to the scene just before 7:00 Thursday morning.

In a release, EPD Sgt. Nick Winsett said firefighters removed Rich’s body from a water-filled ditch.

Coroner Steve Lockyear said an autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

The investigation at the scene forced police to limit traffic to one lane on northbound 41. It backed-up traffic during the morning commute.  

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