(Body of El Centro man found Tuesday morning)….Deputy Coroner Rodolfo Barron says the body was found floating in a canal, in front of a geothermal plant.
Barron says he received the call at around 7:30 Tuesday morning. He responded to the scene at near Sinclair and Brandt Roads, Northwest of Calipatria. He said the body of 84-year-old Guadalupe Leon was recovered. Barron says Sunday a vehicle collided into another canal in the area. Leon was the registered owner of that vehicle. In the Sunday incident, the Deputy Coroner said there was evidence the driver crawled out of the submerged vehicle, and left the scene. The body was found is a separate canal, not connected to the canal where the vehicle collision had occurred. Barron said an autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death and an investigation is underway to determine how the man got from one canal to another.