Man found dead in Fifth Ward ditch

- Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a Fifth Ward ditch.

The call went in around 9:45 Monday morning, after the body was spotted outside of 2424 Sakowitz.

Authorities have identified him as a black, maintenance man in his 40s who lived at New Hope Housing.

There is no indication of foul play and no word on how he died.

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