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Authorities recover body of elderly man found in Chandler canal

Jan 26, 2019, 11:13 AM | Updated: 1:13 pm
A bridge over the canal near Chandler Boulevard and Cooper Road where police say a body was found e...
A bridge over the canal near Chandler Boulevard and Cooper Road where police say a body was found early Saturday morning. (Google Maps screenshot)
(Google Maps screenshot)

PHOENIX — An investigation is underway to find out more about a body that was recovered in a canal near Chandler Boulevard and Cooper Road.

The Chandler Police Department had officers on the scene of the recovery after a passerby spotted the body and called police.

According to police, the body found was 85-year-old Samuel Contreras who went missing on Friday night.

A Silver Alert was issued for Contreras who was discovered missing from his nearby group home on Chandler Boulevard and Washington Street.

Water recovery assisted with the recovery and investigation.

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Authorities recover body of elderly man found in Chandler canal