Arrest made in the death of man found in Lower Valley canal

El Paso Fire Department working water extraction in Lower Valley (Source: CBS4)

An arrest has been made in connection with the death of a man whose body was found last week floating in a canal in the Lower Valley , police said.

Christopher Jorge Ramirez was charged with murder in the death of Saul Hernandez, 41, who was found last Monday in the canal at 100 Pendale Road near Aranda Lane, according to police.

Police said someone saw the body floating in the canal and called police.

Hernandez appeared to have physical injuries, and investigators said the circumstances surrounding his death were suspicious.

Ramirez was arrested Saturday and jailed on $2 million bond.

Ramirez's mugshot has not yet been released.

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