A body was found Monday morning in an irrigation canal west of Sanger, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The man’s body was found by a Fresno Irrigation District employee near one of the district’s grates. It was floating face-down in the canal north of Jensen Avenue near McCall Avenue.
Cal Fire was at the scene about 10:15 a.m. and the sheriff’s dive team was dispatched when the case became a body recovery.
The dive team removed the body from the water and after inspecting the body, visible trauma was found and the sheriff’s homicide team was called out.
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The victim hasn’t been identified.
Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 559-600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.