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Police, FBI investigate body found in Fairfield canal

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Fairfield police officers and firefighters hold a meeting near the Putah South Canal at North Texas Street Thursday, where a body was found floating in the canal. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A1 | April 11, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield police and the FBI are investigating a body found floating early Thursday in the Putah South Canal along the 3200 block of North Texas Street, adjacent to the Solano County Transportation Department yard.

The call came in about 7:50 a.m. Police and fire responded to the scene, where they found a dead female.

Friday update: How body got in Fairfield canal remains a mystery.

“We are figuring out what we have,” Sgt. Randy Boggs of the Fairfield Police Department said at the scene. “It’s all preliminary.”

The canal is located on U.S. government property. As such, the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the investigation.

Fairfield police issued a press release early Thursday afternoon that said the investigation was ongoing and no additional details were available. Lt. Stephen Crane said he couldn’t answer any questions, such as an approximate age or how long the body may have been there.

The coroner’s office did not release the name, either.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fairfield Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 428-7600 or Crime Stopper at 644-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
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  • Lupita RayApril 10, 2014 - 11:52 pm

    PRAYERS TO THE FAMILIA OF THE UNKNOWN PERSON.

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  • BrianApril 11, 2014 - 12:06 am

    I would bet my ass that the dead body has something to do with that nasty hotel next door. All the drug addicts and prostitutes hang out there.

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  • CD BrooksApril 11, 2014 - 7:14 am

    Wondering if it might be the homeless woman that routinely hangs out in the area?

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  • loveApril 11, 2014 - 8:09 am

    So true CD, I haven't seen her in a while...

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  • DLApril 11, 2014 - 9:11 am

    We were thinking the same thing. We have also not seen her in a while. I hope that shes not dead and just hope she found a better place to hang out.

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  • AlbertoApril 11, 2014 - 4:36 pm

    Is this the one that hangs out at the fast food drive thrus?

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  • RespondentApril 11, 2014 - 8:10 am

    CD Brooks, she was not the local homeless woman. Brian, though I agree with you regarding the history of activity @ the motel, After viewing what what witnessed yesterday, I have my doubts. Lupita, indeed prayers for the family irregardless.

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  • CD BrooksApril 11, 2014 - 8:15 am

    Thanks Respondent. I'm actually glad to hear that for some strange reason....I imagine we'll get the scoop soon enough.

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  • Christine in FFApril 11, 2014 - 8:28 am

    That canal is 33 miles long. She could've floated downstream from another town.

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  • General Fadi BasemApril 11, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    I was just thinking it was MDS who decided to take a break from her commenting on the DR and decided to go brown water rafting in the canal.

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  • amaginnisApril 11, 2014 - 4:54 pm

    Fairfield police say they have identified her as a 41-year-old Fairfield resident. They aren’t releasing her name pending notification to her family.

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  • SsApril 15, 2014 - 11:27 pm

    No this was not a homeless woman OR a prostitute. This was a person regardless of what she did or didn't do so I'd Appreciate some respect. And thank you to all who sent prayers. She has a family that loves her and is deeply hurt. Anyone with ANY info please please come forward. We just want answers and closure.

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