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Maricopa County Sheriff's Office: Body pulled from canal near Buckeye

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 17:41:05-04

BUCKEYE, AZ — Authorities say a body has been pulled out of a canal in the West Valley.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating after a body was found in a canal near Sun Valley Parkway south of I-10 around 8 a.m. Monday.

MCSO said the circumstances surrounding the death of the individual are not yet known, but say at this time are not considered to be suspicious.

A Buckeye Police Department spokesperson said officers were on scene assisting MCSO with the investigation.

This is the second body found in a West Valley canal in as many days. Detectives are still investigating after a body was removed from a canal near 83rd Avenue and Van Buren Street early Sunday morning.

According to MCSO, there are no connections between the body found Monday morning, and the body found near 83rd Avenue and Van Buren Street on Sunday.

Further details were not immediately available.