FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Deputies found the body of a woman inside a car in a dry canal at Avenue 11 1/2 and Road 28 around 9:45 Sunday night.
The Madera Police Department received a suicide call earlier that night. No witnesses have come forward, so investigators don't know what happened. However, they are calling the woman's death suspicious.
"We don't really know. There's a deceased adult female back there. Suspicious circumstances for sure. It's far too early to be able to say it's a homicide or a suicide. It does not appear to be accidental. So it appears to be either a homicide or a suicide," said Bill Ward/ Madera County Sheriffs Department.
The woman's name has not been released. Detectives are hopeful that the morning light will help them to find more clues and solve this case.
Detectives investigate a suspicious death in Madera County