The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a deer hunter whose body was discovered in a field.

Sheriff Steve Cox says the man’s body was discovered Sunday night near a county road in the southeast part of the county.

Cox said the victim had been hunting deer with a friend. They were hunting in separate areas and had permission to be on the property.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports the hunting partner found the victim’s body and called for emergency assistance.

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