CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Police and the Charleston County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a man whose body was found about 5:30 p.m. this afternoon in a ditch on US Highway 17 across from the Clemson Experimental Farm.

A citizen discovered the body while walking along Savannah Highway, according to Public Information Officer Charles Francis.

No visible trauma to the body was observed while on scene, Francis stated. The cause of death remains under investigation.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.