Police: No sign of foul play after man found dead in ditch

March 18, 2022 GMT

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — Investigators have found no sign of foul play after a man was found dead in a ditch near a burning vehicle, Delaware State Police said Thursday.

Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle fire on a property along Airport Road in Seaford early Wednesday and when they arrived, they found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames, police said in a news release. Nearby, troopers found the body of a 54-year-old Seaford man in a ditch. The man was pronounced dead on the scene and his body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy, police said.

An investigation revealed that there was no sign of foul play, police said. Because of the sensitivity of the case, police said no further information will be released.