ASHLAND COUNTY -- A 25-year-old male from Ashland was discovered deceased after authorities responded to a call of a body found in a roadway.

According to the Ashland Police Department, at 8:19a on Thursday, December 22, 2022, Ashland Police and Ashland Fire Paramedics were called to a body in the roadway on Junction Road between Turner Road and Sanborn Avenue.

A deceased male was located who was identified as 25-year-old Bailey Zuniga from Ashland.

A preliminary autopsy report showed no injuries. Authorities say that it’s believed that the death was due to exposure from the elements and not being properly dressed for the weather.

Alcohol is also believed to be a factor, according to the Ashland Police Department.

An investigation is still ongoing and no foul play is suspected. 

Last Update: Dec 23, 2022 12:41 pm CST

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