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Canal Workers Find Female Body in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Irrigation workers found a body in a Yakima canal Thursday morning, but police say right now, they don't suspect foul play.

This is the second suspicious death police are investigating in the past three days in Yakima.

They say a canal worker saw the body of a woman floating in the water near the Harman Center on 65th and Summitview Avenues around 9am.
 
Investigators combed the area and followed the canal back for several blocks where they say they found evidence leading them to believe this is not a homicide.

The victim is said to be a Native American woman in her 60's, but police are not releasing her name.

"There is some other evidence that we're locating that may indicate that it could be a drowning. But, as I said, we need to handle it as a suspicious death until we prove otherwise," said Capt. Rod Light with YPD.

Light says they'll know more about what happened once an autopsy is completed Thursday.
 
Again, they're not ruling this out as a homicide, but right now investigators say they have evidence pointing toward the contrary.

We will continue to update this story.

 

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police say the body found in a canal around 9 AM this morning is a Native American woman in her 60's.

Officers say they don't think it's a homicide but are investigating it as a suspicious death.


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YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Police are investigating a crime scene near the Harman Center on 65th and Summitview Ave.

They say canal workers found what appears to be a female body in a nearby canal.

They are not ruling it a homicide yet.

We'll share more information as we get it.

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