Friday, October 24th, 2014

Man Found Dead In A Yuma Canal Identified

Police-LineThe Yuma County Sheriff’s Office says they have received notification on the identity of a body found in a canal last weekend. 

The Pima County Medical Examiner says it is that of 42-year-old Joaquin Gastelum of Yuma.  Police say Gastelum died due to head trauma and a broken neck after he fell into a canal at Avenue “D” and Poppy Street. 

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident.

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