UPDATE: Police identify body found in Pennington County, investigating the death as a homicide

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UPDATED at 9:55 p.m. MDT

PENNINGTON COUNTY, S.D. (KELO) — Authorities in Rapid City have an update on a body found along Highway 16.

In a tweet sent Monday night, authorities say an autopsy has found the manner of death to be a homicide.

Authorities have also identified the man as 24-year-old Dhani I. Aronson of Rapid City.


The discovery of a body along Highway 16 in Pennington County is under investigation.

A passerby reported seeing the body in a ditch near the Copper Oaks sign near the intersection of Highway 16 and Wilderness Canyon Road at 7:14 a.m. Monday, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office,

Once on the scene, authorities found a man’s body in the area.

His death is being investigated as suspicious at this point. An autopsy is planned.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and Rapid City Police Department are both working the case.

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