CLEAR CREEK Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The death of a man found in a ditch in the town of Clear Creek is now being investigated as a homicide. The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office says the victim is a 46-year-old from the Eau Claire area.

Someone passing by on Mallard Road found the body Thursday morning. Deputies say there is no reason to believe the public is in danger. The sheriff’s office is following up on leads and plans to release more information later.