Nampa police are asking the public for help identifying a body found in a canal behind Terry Reilly Health Services, near 16th Avenue North and 3rd Street North, about 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
Following an autopsy Thursday afternoon, police said the cause of death is undetermined. Police have found no evidence of foul play.
The body is that of a white male in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with brown hair, a goatee and studs with a small clear stone in each ear. The body has no tattoos or scars, police said.
Neighbor Steve Hensley told the Statesman he saw the body in the Indian Creek Canal while waiting to get on a bus with one of his friends at about 7:30 a.m.
“It was close to Halloween, so I thought it might be a mannequin,” he said.
The body was in the water for a while before it was found, but again, investigators weren’t sure yet for how long.
“The body may have floated down from somewhere else,” said Nampa Police Sgt. Joe Ramirez.
A Nampa police crime scene investigator trained in underwater evidence collection combed the area for evidence of an identity or crime, the Nampa Police Department said.
Contact detective Angela Weekes at (208) 475-5713 with information.