BRANDON, S.D. (KELO) — The Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious, unattended death.
Authorities say around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, a Minnehaha County Deputy reported a fire in a ditch east of Brandon before discovering a body in the area as well.
The deceased person has not yet been identified as of 8:45 a.m., according to Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike Milstead.
“About 5:17 this morning Minnehaha County deputy was on patrol east of Brandon on 261st street, observed a fire in the ditch, obviously a lot of wind right now, and the fire department came, as well. And the deputy discovered a body in the ditch. Right now, we’re treating it as a suspicious death,” Sheriff Milstead said.
Our sister station, KELOLAND News, was on the scene, and we may have updates on this story this week.