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Woman's body found in ditch in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- “It’s just… it’s crazy because we were just with each other last week and…,” said Henry Scaggs.

Henry Scaggs is left trying to make sense of the phone call he got early Wednesday morning about the death of the mother of his child and how she was left.

“A bicyclist was traveling down Meer Road and as he was observing on the right hand side of the road, a body on the side of the road,” said Sergeant Chris Yagelski, Michigan City Police Dept.

Police are investigating after they say a bicyclist discovered the body on Meer Road just south of Freyer Road around 7:25 a.m. and flagged down a passing motorist to call police.

“No one deserves to go out like that,” said Scaggs.

Police have identified the 24-year-old victim but are not releasing her name until the entire family is notified. Scaggs, who found out soon after says he’s still trying to figure out how to explain this to their 5-month-old baby girl in the future.

“I waited all day for phone call, a message on Facebook, anything just to let me know that she was alright, never got that. When I woke up this morning, I had got a phone call. I gotta explain to our daughter when she’s old enough how her mom died. And… that’s not something I wanted to explain to any of my kids. You know, ‘someone just left your mommy in a ditch I mean its…. Crazy,” said Scaggs.

He says he just wants answers.

“Whoever did this should come forward because that’s petty, you know. You should never leave someone on the side of the road to die you know, she has three kids,” said Scaggs.

Michigan City Police say they have ordered an autopsy and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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