PD: State worker found dead near run-off canal in Chandler

CHANDLER, AZ - A worker with the state of Arizona died Friday while cleaning out an area near a run-off canal in Chandler, according to authorities.

Joseph Favazzo with the Chandler Police Department said the worker was found by some other colleagues near the canal at Hamilton Street and Willis Road in Chandler, which borders the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway.

Favazzo said the investigation remains active and police do not know the circumstances surrounding the worker's death.

No other details were released. The victim's identity has not been released.

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