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Cops: Autopsy on body found in ditch suggests foul play

The Detroit News

An autopsy conducted on a body found in a ditch along Interstate 94 in Romulus indicates foul play, police said Thursday.

A state transportation mowing crew on Wednesday found the decomposing body in a ditch on the ramp from eastbound 94 to southbound Interstate 275.

An autopsy conducted by the Wayne County medical examiner has tentatively identified the victim but a name was not released, Michigan State Police said in a statement Thursday.

An investigation continues, MSP said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the MSP tip line at (855) MICH-TIP.

The body found in Romulus was one of three found in Metro Detroit on Wednesday.

Investigators in Sterling Heights found a decomposing body believed to be that of a homeless man in a wooded area behind a Meijer store. In Detroit, a body was located behind a Family Dollar store at Southfield Road and Tireman. The victim had been shot, Detroit police said.