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Authorities search for reported corpse in Venice canal [Updated]

November 20, 2010 | 10:27 am

Firefighters and police were working to recover what was reported to be a dead boy in a Venice canal Saturday morning in the 2300 block of Grand Canal Court, authorities said.

The body was reported by a caller at 8:26 a.m. A lifeguard truck was sent to the scene to help retrieve the reported corpse.

The LAPD said the report was still being investigated and that there were no further details.

[Updated 12:27 p.m.: Officer Norma Eisenman said the body found floating in the main Venice canal appears to be that of a male in his 20s or 30s.  Homicide detectives are currently at the scene investigating.]

 -- Monte Morin and Ruben Vives