Yuma County

Man found dead in Yuma canal identified

Body found near Yuma canal

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Police Department (YPD) has released the identity of a man found dead in a canal.

Officers say they believe 28-year-old Daniel Gonzalez drowned accidentally.

Gonzalez' body was discovered by a jogger just after 4 p.m. Monday, prompting the witness to contact police. 

YPD officers were dispatched to Avenue 4E and 36th Street around 4 p.m. on Monday.

After thorough investigation, police confirmed the body did not show signs of a struggle, leading authorities to believe it was an accidental drowning. 

The man's family has been notified.

YPD says the case is an ongoing investigation.



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