Butler County authorities investigating body found

The scene where a body was found May 13, 2017 near the intersection of 140th and Tawakoni Road.
Scene where Butler County authorities and state troopers are investigating the death of an individual on May 13, 2017.

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found in Butler County Saturday.

The victim has been identified as Jared Wright, 38, of Augusta. Wright was found just after 4 a.m. by two Wichita Eagle employees who were delivering newspapers near Augusta.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said it appears that he was hit near the intersection of Yorktown and US 54, then moved near the intersection of south 140th Street and southwest Tawakoni Road in Augusta.

Authorities said the shoes, socks, and cell phone of the victim were found where he was allegedly struck by a vehicle.

Authorities said to be on the lookout for a vehicle with heavy passenger side and hood damage.

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