Riverside County Sheriff's Department cruiser. File photo: Toni McAllister
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department cruiser. MyNewsLA.com file photo: Toni McAllister

The suspicious death of a man whose body was found floating in Canyon Lake reservoir near a gated community was under investigation Monday.

Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Heard said the victim’s death appeared suspicious, but no other details were immediately disclosed, nor did authorities release the man’s name.

The gruesome find of the body took place in the lake about 5 p.m. Sunday near Old Wrangler Road and Vacation Drive, within the gated municipality of Canyon Lake, northeast of Lake Elsinore, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Patrol deputies reached the location minutes later and pulled the man’s lifeless body out of the water, Heard said.

Detectives from the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station took over the investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the station at 951-245-3300.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.