(Body found in the All American Canal)…Border Patrol agents made the discovery Saturday near Hammers Road.
Imperial County Sheriff’s Dive Team was called in to recover the body. The County Coroner’s Office says a Mexican Voter Identification was found on the body. They say that is proof the body is not that of 18-year-old Damian Placencia of Calexico. Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron said his office is working with the Mexican Consulate in Calexico to confirm the I.D. and notify the parents. He said the body was that of a male, Mexican National. An autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death. Placencia has been missing since June 10th, when he was last seen swimming in the All American Canal. It is suspected the strong currents pulled him under, and he has not been seen since. Up to ten search and rescue teams have been looking for the Calexico resident, so far, to no avail.