Bowie police discover body in drainage ditch

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UPDATE: Bowie Police say the man that was found in the drainage ditch was Zach Anderson, age 38, of Bowie. The cause of death is not yet determined.

Bowie police discovered a body in a heavily wooded area after investigating a report of a foul odor Wednesday morning.

Barbara Green, with Bowie News, reports the body was found near the 400 block of East Pecan Street.

She said police were first called to that area around 9:30 a.m. when they discovered the man’s body lying in a drainage ditch behind a residential area.

In the report, Green said police believe the body had been there for several days, and it did not show any obvious signs of the cause of death. 

The body has been sent to the Southwest Institute for Forensic Science for an autopsy.

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