MARSHALL COUNTY, Miss. — A passerby found a body in a ditch near Byhalia around 7 Thursday morning, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department says.

Sheriff Kenny Dickerson confirmed that the body of a man was found on Shinault Road, about 50 feet from a bicycle.

Authorities haven’t identified the victim but think he may have been the victim of a hit-and-run while riding his bike. He had reportedly been seen riding his bike along Shinault Road recently.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have information on who the man is and what may have lead to his death you’re asked to call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at 662-252-1311.Your name will be kept anonymous.