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3 bodies recovered from All-American

May 03, 2002|STAFF REPORT

CALEXICO — Three bodies were recovered from the All-American Canal east of here Thursday.

County Coroner Investigator Deputy Gary Hayes said two bodies were found by Imperial Irrigation District employees around 12:30 p.m. near a hydroelectric generating plant.

While coroner investigators were attempting to recover the two bodies from the canal, a third was found.

Hayes said it is thought the bodies were those of illegal immigrants because of where they were found.

"It's a routine route for the smugglers to use," he said.

No identification was found on the bodies.

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