Coroner rules accidental death for body found in canal near Tejon Outlets

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UPDATE 7/21: The death of a man found in a canal near the Outlets at Tejon was determined to be an accident. The Kern County coroner confirmed with 17 News that Feliciano Lopez, Jr, was found in the California Aqueduct, near I-5 at Grapevine road. The coroner determined he died from an accidental drowning.

A picture of Feliciano Lopez from his GoFundMe page

FORT TEJON, Calif. (KGET) — A body was found in the California Aqueduct near the Outlets at Tejon on Wednesday. 

The California Highway Patrol said at around 3:38 p.m., officers were notified of a body found in the area. When they arrived, they found the body of a man in the water. The Kern County Coroner’s Office responded and is investigating along with the CHP.

It is not certain at this time whether the case is being investigated as a suspicious death.

This article will be updated once more information is available.

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