Police ID Body Found In Melbourne Canal

MELBOURNE, Florida -- The deceased male whose body was discovered in a Melbourne canal on Monday has been identified as 61-year-old William Collins. 

Police responded to the 700 block of Magnolia Avenue Monday morning after a body was discovered in a canal just south of the Bright House Networks business.  The Melbourne Police Dive Recovery Team was called upon to retrieve the body which was then turned over to the Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

At this stage of the investigation, there are no indications of foul play. Police also believe that Collins may have been a transient, residing in a near by wooded area.  An autopsy has been scheduled for today. 

The case remains under investigation.

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