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Body found in irrigation canal identified

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UPDATE: TOPPENISH, Wash. -- Investigators have identified the body found in an irrigation canal as Fernando Figueroa, a 21-year-old from Yakima. The body was wrapped in plastic and may have been shot.

Figueroa was reported missing on December 30th.

TOPPENISH, Wash. -- A body is pulled from an irrigation canal near Toppenish. Now they Yakima County Coroner is trying to identify it.

The body was found at the intersection of Campbell Rd. and Marion Drain Rd at around 12:30 Thursday afternoon.

Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies believe the sex to be male. An autopsy will take place in the next few days.