Man shot in the head, body found in ditch near Stuttgart

Arkansas State Police investigating a dead body found on Gingrich Road near Stuttgart.

Arkansas State Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a ditch near Stuttgart on Monday afternoon.

Agency spokesman Liz Chapman said the man was found in a roadside ditch off U.S. 79 and Gingrich Road, just west of the city. The man had been shot in the head.

Chapman said the body will sent to the state medical examiner to determine the man's identity and cause of death.

Further details were not released.

An investigation is ongoing.

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