Clinton Police officers were recently dispatched to a report of a deceased person lying in a ditch beside a roadway.

The Clinton Police Department says on Wednesday morning (Nov 20), officers were dispatched to the 100 block of W. Allen Street in reference to an apparent deceased person lying in a ditch beside the roadway.

The deceased man was identified as 54-year old Brice Roddy.

Roddy was formerly a Clinton resident, now living in Sedalia.

Clinton Police say Roddy had been visiting and staying with relatives in Clinton most recently.

Preliminary investigation points to an accidental cause of death, but Clinton Police Detectives and the Henry County Coroner are continuing to investigate, including pending results of an autopsy.