Patrol: Body in canal identified as Torrington man

The Nebraska State Patrol has identified a body found Monday evening in the Pathfinder Irrigation canal north of Mitchell in Sioux County as a missing Torrington man. The Patrol says the body is 49 year old Joseph Salazar, who had been reported missing Monday to the Torrington Police Department by his wife.

The Patrol says a passerby called authorities around 8 p.m. Monday night to report the body in the canal.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death. The investigation continues

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