Body found in downtown canal identified

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond police have identified the body of a man found face-down in the Kanawha Canal in Shockoe Bottom Saturday morning.

Richmond Police investigators have identified the man found dead in Kanawha Canal on Saturday as Michael K. Roberts, 54, of the 2400 block of Burton Street.

Investigators do not suspect foul play at this time, but are waiting on the Medical Examiner's Office to determine cause of death.

The body was discovered around 11 a.m. Saturday morning near the intersection of 21st and Dock Street.

Firefighters say the water is pretty calm so it's unlikely this man died upstream and ended up there.

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