Missing Edinburg man found dead in canal

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POSTED: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 4:24pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 1:47pm

A missing Edinburg man is found dead in a canal.  

The discovery was made this morning on University Drive between Jackson and McColl.  A construction worker found the body of 90 year old Ernesto Salinas in the canal under a bridge.  Salinas had been missing since Sunday.  

"It is our belief, that he had been underwater for quite sometime, and it appears that he had recently surfaced," said Oscar Trevino of the Edinburg Police Department. "There's no telling at what point he had fallen into the ditch or at what area he was underwater, but it is obvious he had been underwater for quite some time." 

An autopsy is being done to determine the exact cause of death.  Edinburg Police had conducted an intensive search earlier in the week.  

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