LANCASTER, OH (WCMH) – Police in Lancaster say a man was found dead near a creek Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to the area of the East Sixth Avenue Bridge on a report of a body found near a creek.

Police identified the victim as 49-year-old Shawn C. Peterson. Police and the Fairfield County Coroner’s Office are now investigating the circumstances that led to Peterson’s death.

According to police, it is not believed that suspicious activity led to Peterson’s death.