Suspicious death under investigation in Sedgwick County

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is treating the death of a person whose body was found on a county road as suspicious. 

Deputies were called just before 7 a.m. Monday to the report of a vehicle in the roadway on 127th Street East near 47th Street South, which is about four miles east of McConnell Air Force Base.

"There is a body in the roadway by that vehicle," Lt. Lin Dehning said. "There are injuries to that body. It is a male victim. We are treating this as a suspicious death as of right now."

Investigators are working to determine the person's identify and cause of death.

Lt. Dehning did not elaborate on the person's injuries but did say, "We are going to be working with arson investigators from Sedgwick County Fire Department."

He said said 127th Street would be closed in the area during their investigation. 

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