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Man's body found in Volusia County ditch

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A man's body was found in a Volusia County ditch Tuesday, police said.

Authorities said the body of the 45-year-old man was found on Kumquat Drive Tuesday morning.

"I seen him lying down and I yelled out at him. You know, asked him if he was alright and got no response from him. Uh, as I approached, I seen his arm was extended out and bloody elbow and stuff like that, and called the wife to call 911," said a witness.

Authorities said late Monday night, a domestic violence incident happened at a home on Kumquat Drive between a 65-year-old father and his 45-year-old son.

The son was found dead just south of the residence, investigators said.

A preliminary investigation by the medical examiner revealed the man had a possible gunshot wound. However, an exact cause of death will not be determined until the autopsy is completed. 

Edgewater Police said they are in the process of gathering facts to determine the details of the incident.

The man’s identity was not released.