PCSO: Man found dead in San Tan Valley canal; death is 'suspicious'

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jun 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-15 19:52:25-04

The body of a man found in a canal earlier this month has been identified as an Apache Junction resident. 

Officials said the body of Keith Long, 51, was located on June 7 after calls to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office regarding the sighting of a body in a canal near Bella Vista and North Quail Run roads in San Tan Valley. 

The individual who alerted officials works for an irrigation company and said the body was resting against a grate in the canal. 

Officials believe the man's death is suspicious and are asking anyone with information to contact Pinal officials at (520) 866-5111.