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JEROME — The Jerome County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible homicide after a body of a Jerome man was discovered in the middle of a rural road early Monday.

The body of Jesus Alejandro Perez Cervantes, 21, was found near 200 East 400 North, northeast of Jerome. The sheriff’s office said in a statement that there were obvious signs of foul play.

Law enforcement do not believe the public is in any danger.

“Right now that’s all we’re releasing,” Capt. George Oppedyk told the Times-News on Wednesday. “We are pretty confident it’s an isolated incident.”

Police ask anyone with information to call Sgt. Chad Kingsland at 208-595-3310 or SIRCOMM at 208-324-1911.

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