The body of a man was found in a ditch Friday morning in the Southside of Jacksonville, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

According to police, the death was reported at 3700 Bowden Rd S. Police say a man in his 40s was found dead in a ditch early Friday morning. Police are not sure if this incident was a traffic homicide but say evidence at the scene points to that possibility.

Police are not sure how long the body had been in the ditch.

First Coast News will update this developing story.