The body of the man who was found in an irrigation canal in central Fresno on Monday has been identified.
Jesse Lopez, Jr., 43, of Fresno, was discovered by a Fresno Irrigation District worker at Millbrook and McKinley avenues about 2 p.m. and alerted police.
The worker told police he did not see Lopez’s body there Sunday when he checked the grate.
Fresno police homicide detectives are investigating it as a “suspicious death.”
The Fresno Fire Department’s urban search and rescue dive team retrieved Lopez with assistance from a fire department ladder truck.