Avondale police: Body found in canal identified as 19-year-old Payton Crane

AVONDALE, AZ - Authorities have identified the body of a woman who was found facedown in a canal in Avondale on Thanksgiving.

Sgt. Brandon Busse identified the woman Monday as 19-year-old Payton Crane, a resident of Avondale.

Crane's body was found in a canal near 103rd Avenue and Thomas Road around 9:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013.

Busse said Crane's body showed no signs of trauma.

Anyone with information on Crane's whereabouts prior to Thanksgiving is asked to contact the Avondale Police Department at 623-333-7380 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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