A jogger reported finding the man's body at 9:15 this morning in an irrigation ditch along the road near the intersection of Greenwood and Kasson roads, about 8 miles east of Tracy, said San Joaquin County Sheriff's spokesman Les Garcia.
The man had been dragged from the shoulder into a ditch, leaving a heavy trail of blood, and had injuries that indicated the man was killed.
"What caused those injuries, we don't know yet," Garcia said.
Investigators said the man was likely killed somewhere else, and his body dumped in the ditch.
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