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Woman's body found in Kennewick canal

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- UPDATE ON BODY FOUND IN CANAL: Search and Rescue Crews pulled a woman's body from an irrigation canal Monday morning.

Kennewick Police say two men found the body in about a foot of water and five inches of mud near 36th Avenue and Gum Street.

The victim is likely in her mid-40's, and was wearing a denim jacket. Officials have not identified her yet but an autopsy is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday.

"It did not appear to be a lot of decomposition. And the body was in such a place that you have to be walking on the canal bridge to see it. But it was readily visible, so we don't think she'd been there very long," said Sergeant Ken Lattin.

Police say they don't have any recent missing persons reports that match the victim found today. Dive Rescue Crews recovered the body and are speaking to neighbors in an ongoing investigation.