BONDS CORNER — U.S. Border Patrol agents found the body of a suspected undocumented immigrant in the All-American Canal on Saturday.
The body of Manuel Jesus Espinoza-Viegas, 40, was identified Monday by his brother, said Imperial County Coroner Investigator Rick Williams.
Espinoza-Viegas' body was found at 11:27 a.m. Saturday at Drop 4 on the canal, Williams said.
Determination of the cause of death is pending an autopsy scheduled for today.
Williams said Espinoza-Viegas' body will be taken back to his home in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Drop 4 is in the desert east of Bonds Corner, along the stretch of the All-American that runs parallel with Highway 98.