Woman's body found in canal near Queen Creek

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QUEEN CREEK -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating a disturbing find south of Queen Creek.

Body was underneath overturned car

Deputies were called to Hunt Highway and Johnson Ranch Road Friday morning after drivers saw a car in a canal.

Deputies found a 2003 brown Chevrolet four-door sedan upside down in the canal. When the vehicle was being extracted, from the canal, the body of Patricia Brianne Brown, 28, of Johnson Ranch, surfaced from under the vehicle.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was transported to the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators don't know how the car ended up in the canal.