Deputies working to identify body found near canal

Imperial County

Deputies working to identify body found near canal

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IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. (13 On Your Side) – The Imperial County Sheriff's Office is investigating if a body found near a canal Sunday belongs to a missing teenager.

The Imperial County Sheriff's Coroner's Office says the deceased body appears to be a male, possibly in his teens or a young adult.

However, they have not confirmed whether or not the body is that of 14-year-old David Yglesias, who has been missing out of Imperial County for more than a month.

Deputies say the body was found at around 5:30 pm on Sunday, near Ralph Road just east of Park Road.

They say it will take one to two weeks to identify the body found in the canal.


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