EPPD: Man found dead in Lower Valley canal identified

El Paso Fire Department working water extraction in Lower Valley (Source: KFOX14)

Officials with the El Paso Police Department identified the man found dead in a canal in the Lower Valley.

The body of Saul Hernandez, 41, was taken out of the canal at 100 Pendale Road near Aranda Lane Monday evening.

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

Hernandez appeared to have physical injuries, investigators said.

Reporter Ashley Claster was there when Hernandez's body was pulled out of the canal and spoke to people who live nearby.

"It could've been anyone. It could've been a family member. We don't know," said Javier Ramirez a neighbor.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the man's death are believed to be suspicious.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case to call the El Paso Police Department at 915-832-4400 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-TIPS (8477).

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