The Mesa County Sheriff's Office reports a body was discovered this morning (June 16) in a canal in Palisade.

According to a press release from the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 8:00 this morning an employee with the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District discovered a body in the canal near 38 Road in Palisade.

The body is that of an adult male. As of the time of the press release, 1:31 p.m., the person's name and cause of death had not been released. The report states the Mesa County Coroner's Office will release the person's name once the next of kin is notified.

The statement adds the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation.

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