PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg man was found dead early Saturday morning near the intersection of 4th Street and the US Highway 69 bypass.

According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, at about 8:04 a.m. a passing motorist noticed an individual later Identified as Clifford L. Johnson, 38, of Pittsburg, lying face down in the east ditch approximately a quarter-mile south of the intersection.

First responders arrived and determined the Johnson was deceased. There are no signs of foul play and the body has been sent to Topeka for autopsy.

Johnson’s home is located not far from where his body was found.

The investigation into the death is ongoing and, according to the release, more information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information about this death is asked to call the PPD at 620-231-1700 or at the tip line 620-231-8477.

(Editor’s note: Generally the Pittsburg Morning Sun does not report on unattended deaths, however in this case, the public nature of the incident requires we do so.)