CALEXICO — The county Coroner's Office is investigating whether the bodies of three men found in the All-American Canal on Thursday and Friday east of here were those of undocumented immigrants reported missing days earlier.
County Coroner Investigator Deputy Gary Hayes said there were reports three Mexican nationals entered the All-American aboard a raft about 10 days ago. All three were reported missing.
The first body was found about 11 a.m. Thursday in the All-American near the East Highline Canal east of Calexico. Authorities first reported the body was found near the West Highline Canal.
The second body was found at 10:18 a.m. Friday by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the All-American near the same location. Hayes said that body had likely been in the canal for seven to 10 days.