The death of a 37-year-old Sheridan man is being investigated as a homicide by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department after deputies were called to his residence in the early morning hours Friday.

Grant County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Pete Roberts said, in a press release issued Friday afternoon, that deputies were dispatched to a residence on Grant 9 Aug. 23 at approximately 6:55 a.m. in reference to a possible death, and upon arrival found Keith Alan Bailey lying beside a camper trailer.

Chief Deputy Roberts said the death is suspicious and his department does suspect foul play may be involved in Bailey’s death. The death is now being investigated as a homicide. It is the second homicide investigation of 2019 for the sheriff’s office.

The Criminal Investigation Department of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the case and currently interviewing several people. They also conducted a check point Monday morning in the Grant 9 area near where the crime happened, asking motorists if they might have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of Bailey’s death and passing out flyers.

“We are looking for any information concerning this crime including any unusual activity involving vehicles and/or persons that were in the area around the date and time of the crime,” Chief Deputy Roberts said. “Even if vehicles and people were not involved in the incident, they may be witnesses not yet identified. We want to solve this crime as quickly as possible, so we can prevent any future crimes in your neighborhood.”

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office asks that anyone with any information, please contact them at 870-942-2101.

Chief Deputy Roberts said the investigation is still early on in the process and no further details are being released at this time.

“We do not feel the community is in danger at this time but would remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings all the time,” Chief Deputy Roberts said.