An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death of a Wyoming man found in a western Nebraska irrigation canal, near the Wyoming border.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports that 49-year-old Joseph Salazar of Torrington, WY was found dead Monday evening in the Pathfinder Irrigation Canal, north of Mitchell, in Sioux County. A passerby reported observing the body in the canal to authorities. Salazar’s wife earlier in the day reported her husband missing to the Torrington, WY Police Department.
The patrol is working with the Torrington Police Department in the investigation.