BOISE – Local law enforcement responded Thursday to the canal near the intersection of South Shoshone and West Rose Hill streets where a dead body was found.

Shortly after 4 p.m., a citizen reported finding what appeared to be a body submerged in the Ridenbaugh Canal, according to a news release from the Boise Police Department.

Boise Police are starting a death investigation to determine what happened leading up to the discovery of the body. Police will work with the Ada County Coroner to identify the body and determine a cause of death.

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