Harrison County

Coroner identifies man found in Gulfport ditch

Gulfport Police officers remove crime scene tape after a body was recovered from a ditch on 34th Street.
Gulfport Police officers remove crime scene tape after a body was recovered from a ditch on 34th Street. amccoy@sunherald.com

Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has released the identity of a man who was found in a ditch in Gulfport on Monday.

Hargrove said the deceased is 29-year-old Kevin Schroeder of Gulfport. He said the cause of death is pending autopsy results.

Gulfport police responded Monday morning to the 500 block of 34th Street and had the area near A Avenue taped off.

Schroeder's body was in a ditch. A bike was found nearby.

Gulfport Police Sgt. Clayton Fulks updated the case Monday evening, saying its a “joint death investigation” between Gulfport police and the coroner’s office.

No other information has been released.

Sun Herald photographer Amanda McCoy contributed to this report.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2326, @patrickochs
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