Passerby discovers body in Melbourne canal

Police investigate body found

By Daniel Dahm - Managing Editor --
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A body is found in a canal in Melbourne.

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A passerby discovered a body Monday morning in a Melbourne canal, prompting a death investigation, according to police.

The body of 61-year-old William Collins was found around 7 a.m. in a canal off Magnolia Avenue, according to police.

Investigators examined the scene, and a dive team removed the body, according to police.

Melbourne police said there were no indications of foul play.

The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

No other details have been released, and the case remains under investigation.

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