Body found in Mesa canal identified

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by Tami Hoey

azfamily.com

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 8:59 PM

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MESA, Ariz. -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said the body that was found in the Central Arizona Project Canal earlier this week has been identified.

MCSO said the body was that of 27-year-old Patricia Martinez of Scottsdale.

Martinez was last seen by her parents on Aug. 14 when she walked away from their home without a cell phone or any form of identification.

Martinez's body was located in the Central Arizona Project Canal, floating adjacent to the pumping station, just east of Power Road and north of the Loop 202.

MCSO's search and recovery dive teams recovered the body.

The case remains under investigation.

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