Grass Valley man found dead in Auburn canal

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Police are looking for information regarding a man’s body found in an Auburn canal Sunday. Auburn Police and the Placer County Sheriff’s Coroner identified the man as Larry James of Grass Valley. Police received a report about the body around 10 a.m. on Sunday and discovered James’ body in a canal near Merry Knoll and Mount Vernon roads. The investigation is ongoing. Detectives are looking for anyone with any information about this case or anyone who spoke with James between Saturday after 9:30 a.m. and Sunday morning. Anyone with information should call the Investigations Division at (530) 823-4237 ext. 238. ~ Staff report