Authorities identify body of man found north of Wichita

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WICHITA, Kansas – Authorities are investigating after the body of 23-year-old Deandre Freeman Jr. was found by a man walking his dog along the road near 77th Street North and Oliver.

The discovery was made about 7:30 Monday morning.

Police said there were obvious signs of trauma to Deandre’s body.

Right now, an autopsy is being conducted to find more clues.

Investigators are working the case as a homicide.

“Obviously, we are going to have forensic investigators come in and do the work that they need to do. We will continue to process the scene. We are going to be up and down the roads in this area looking for any piece of evidence we can uncover,” said Lt Dave Mattingly, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies shut down Oliver between 77th and 85th Street North while they investigated from early Monday until five in the afternoon.

If you know something about the death,  or where Deandre may have been from Friday night until Monday morning, you are asked to call the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Investigations line at 660-5300, or you can call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

The sheriff’s office says they plan on releasing more information on the Deandre’s death at a press briefing Tuesday morning.

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