Police identify body found in Webster County ditch

OTHO, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified a body found in a roadside ditch in Webster County as a 22-year-old man.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the man as Steven Richard Fisher. His home town wasn’t released.

Authorities say the death is being investigated as a homicide.

A farmer found the body Wednesday evening in a ditch near Otho, about six miles south of Fort Dodge.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Fisher’s employer reported him missing to police on Tuesday.

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