Utica Police investigating body found in the Erie Canal

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Police are investigating after a body was found in a canal in Utica on Thursday morning.

The body, only identified as female, was discovered by a boater on the Erie Canal off of Leland Avenue North around 10:30 a.m.

Utica Police Chief Mark Williams says it’s unknown how long the woman was in the water, but she was dressed for “warm weather.”

She had no identification on her.

This is a developing story. NewsChannel 9 and LocalSYR.com will have updates as they become available. 

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