Passerby discovers body in Ahwatukee canal

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Victim's identity still unknown

PHOENIX - Police are investigating a body found near Desert Foothills Parkway and Chandler in Ahwatukee at around 2pm.

The body was discovered by a person walking in the area. It is not known if the body was dumped there or if there is any foul play involved.

The canal where to body was found was about 30-40 feet deep.

Police said the body was in an advanced state of decomposition.

Police believe that the body may be that of a person that have been missing since July 26th. Police has that report of a 33-year-old white male that was missing and reportedly was despondent and possibly suicidal.

Police are waiting for the medical examiner to identify the victim and the cause of death.