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Man found dead in Erie Township ditch Thursday night shot, according to autopsy

Ottawa County police said foul play is suspected in the death of John Whittecar. The body was found on Rymers Road, northeast of the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Ohio — John Whittecar, the man whose body was found in a ditch in Erie Township on Thursday night, was shot to death, according to an autopsy report.

Whittecar's body was found in a ditch nearby Rymers Road, northeast of the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Erie Township, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said.

Foul play is suspected, but not confirmed, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

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