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Workers find body on Hwy 69a in Ottawa County

MIAMI, Okla. – Authorities close a portion of Highway 69a in Ottawa County after workers find a male body.

The Miami Oklahoma Police Department posted to social media around 10:30 a.m. this morning, asking drivers to avoid Highway 69a, just north of the turnpike. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the portion closed is from 90 Road (College Farm Road) south to the turnpike. “It will be closed until further notice,” stated the Sheriff’s Office.

Highway workers found a body next to the road. Authorities have not identified the victim.

Police had no further details and plan to release more information at a later time.

(This is a developing story and will be updated as additional details are released)

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