Body found near canal identified as missing teen

Imperial Valley

Body found near canal identified as missing teen

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IMPERIAL, CALIF. (13 On Your Side) - Imperial County coroner's office has confirmed the body found near a canal is the missing 14-year-old boy from Imperial.

David Yglesias III went missing more than a month ago.

The coroner's office would not release the cause of death.

As 13 On Your Side reported Tuesday, the coroner's office also confirmed the young male died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Right now, police are still investigating if the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

Police also reported the .22 caliber rifle that was found next to the dead body was similar to a rifle that was reported missing from Yglesias' home when he went missing.

Imperial police are not commenting on the case until they receive official  confirmation from the coroner's office.

13 On Your Side will continue to follow this story and will bring you the latest at 4, 5, 6 & 10.

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