Authorities are investigating a body found on the side of U.S. 90 in Ocean Springs on Wednesday, Ocean Springs Police Capt. William Jackson said.
He said police received a call of a body in the ditch on the north side of the highway near Rumours Lounge about 2:30 p.m. He said the man was unresponsive and Ocean Springs Fire Department, along with Acadian Medical Services, administered first aid but were unable to revive him.
Jackson identified the man as 33-year-old Aaron M. Sullivan of Ocean Springs.
Police believe Sullivan had been there about 10 or 12 hours, Jackson said.
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The Ocean Springs Criminal Investigation Division is investigating Sullivan’s death. Jackson said it’s unknown if foul play is involved or if the man was accidentally struck by a vehicle.
Sullivan’s autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Jackson.