Man’s body found three days after truck located in ditch

Associated Press

Caro – Police have recovered the body of a man whose truck was found submerged in a ditch in Michigan’s Thumb region.

Tuscola County Sheriff Glen Skrent said the body of John Loughner, 44, was found around Monday about a quarter-mile from where his truck went into a ditch about 6 miles southeast of Unionville.

Sheriff’s Deputy Kirk Dutcher found the body in a swampy area Monday, three days after his wrecked car truck was located.

Loughner was found on the other side of the road from the ditch, Skrent told The Saginaw News.

The vehicle probably entered the ditch full of water after midnight Friday, police said. Sheriff’s Sgt. Justin Nitz dove into the ditch and checked the immediate area for a body, but found nothing. The surrounding area was also searched Friday by a police dogs and by divers Saturday.

“He must have gotten out of the water and then walked around, crossed the road somewhere, and walked through the swampy area,” Skrent said.

It’s not clear how the truck wound up in the ditch, Skrent said.