Body Found in Tulelake Irrigation Canal

, Posted: Thu, April 19 2012 at 8:27 PM, Updated: Thu, April 19 2012 at 8:31 PM

Police haven't been able to identify a body found in an irrigation canal near Tulelake.

The badly decomposed body was found around noon Tuesday floating in a ditch near Scott Road and Osborne Road.

The man that discovered the body, Scott Stonecypher, said "I thought it was styrofoam - we get garbage down the ditch occasionally, some carcasses, like a dead sheep, or stuff like that - but that's simple to recognize. But this was totally different."

Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey says the death is *not* being investigated as a homicide at this time.

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