Body Found in Canal Under Investigation

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 5:07pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 10:40pm

A man was found dead Wednesday morning in an irrigation canal in San Elizario.

Several agencies were called to the American canal around 7 a.m. where a ditch worker discovered a man floating in the water.

Authorities believe the man was in his 30's and possibly from Mexico. The investigation surrounding the circumstances of his death continues.

"Right now, it looks as if it may be just a Mexican national trying to cross over," said Sheriff's Deputy Jesse Tovar.

Authorities are in contact with the U.S. consulate to try to confirm his identity.

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