ROMULUS (WWJ) – Michigan State Police believe foul play was involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch in Romulus Wednesday.

Police told WWJ Newsradio 950 that a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) work crew made the discovery in a swampy area, at around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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The body had decomposed to a point where it was unclear whether the deceased was a man or a woman, according to police.

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A tentative identification has been made but authorities aren’t releasing that information.

Special Investigations Section detectives are working along with the MSP Forensic Lab on the investigation.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact State Police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.