(Body found Sunday Morning)…El Centro Police investigated the report.

It was received at around 7:43 in the morning. Police responded to the report and found the body between the canal near Dogwood and Wake. Paramedics from the fire department also responded and pronounced the man deceased. The County Coroner’s office responded. They have not been available to comment. Preliminary investigation indicates the man was a hitch-hiker and was found with a large backpack. Identification has not been determined. Police are continuing to investigate.