Boise & Garden City

Coroner identifies man found Friday in Boise canal

Denver James Burton, 64, of Boise, is deemed to have accidentally drowned, the Ada County Coroner’s Office reported Monday.

Burton’s body was spotted in a canal near Federal Way and Mesa Vista Drive shortly before 10 p.m. Friday night. A citizen walking along the canal beneath the railroad trestle at Mesa Vista reported seeing a body at the bottom of the canal, Ada dispatch and Boise police said.

Boise police said Saturday that they did not believe the man’s death involved foul play. Toxicology test results are pending, police said, and the investigation into the man’s death continues.

Burton had no permanent address, police said.

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