MCSO identifies man found dead in W. Valley canal

PEORIA, AZ - Officials are investigating after a body was pulled from a canal in Peoria Wednesday as a homicide, according to an official with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday, MCSO identified the victim as 35-year-old Rolland Lee Tockey.

Amanda Jacinto, spokeswoman for Peoria police, said a woman called at 7:30 a.m. to report a body found in a canal near 75th Avenue and Arizona Avenue Trail, located just north of Greenway.

Peoria Public Safety initially responded and then handed the case over to MCSO.

Air15 video showed multiple emergency crews along the trail investigating.

MCSO said on Thursday they had no further information to release.

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