TOLLESON, Ariz. — A police investigation is underway after maintenance workers found a person dead in a West Valley canal, Tolleson police said.
A maintenance crew for the Roosevelt Irrigation Canal was clearing debris from the canal near 91st Avenue and McDowell Road when they found the body floating in the debris.
Officials found that the body was severely decomposed, and couldn't determine the person's age or sex. The medical examiner's office took the body for further investigation, police said.
Detectives with the Tolleson Police Department are working to learn more.
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