Police release identity of ADOT worker found dead in Chandler runoff canal

CHANDLER, AZ - Authorities have identified an Arizona Department of Transportation employee who was found dead in a canal last week in Chandler .

Joseph Favazzo, spokesman for the Chandler Police Department, said 57-year-old Ronald Griffin was found dead  Friday, Jan. 31, in a runoff canal by colleagues near Hamilton Street and Willis Road.

Police said the worker's death is not considered to be suspicious. However, authorities are waiting for the official cause of death from the Medical Examiner's Officer as Griffin was alone at the time.

Employees discovered Griffin's body around 3 p.m. Friday. He was cleaning out an area of a runoff canal near the San Tan Freeway.

The investigation is on-going and no other details were released.

 

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