Body found in northwest Fresno canal, police investigating as suspicious death

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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A suspicious death investigation is now underway after human remains were found in a northwest Fresno canal.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A suspicious death investigation is now underway after human remains were found in a northwest Fresno canal.

A 911 caller reported a body underneath a bridge near Hughes and Norwich just after 5 pm Tuesday evening.

Officers arrived to find the remains covered by a tarp.

Police say it appears that the body had also been burned.

Detectives remain on scene and say the investigation is just getting started.

There's still no determined cause of death.