YODER, Ind. (WANE) — A body was discovered in a ditch just south of the Fort Wayne International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

The body was found in the Harber Ditch on property in the 15200 block of Harber Road, 3/4 of a mile south of Interstate 469 and just west of S.R. 1.

Someone was cutting down trees in the area around 3 p.m. when they came across the remains.

The remains appeared to have been in the area for some time, police said.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Thursday identified the victim as 59-year-old Thomas David Kiester of Fort Wayne. The cause and manner of his death is pending.

It’s too early to know if foul play was involved.

Kiester was not listed on the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Missing Persons page.

No other information was immediately available.