MARICOPA, AZ – A man’s body found in a rural irrigation canal west of the town of Maricopa last week has been identified.
Pinal County Sheriff’s officials announced Tuesday the body is that of 43-year-old Todd Kibler of Maricopa.
They say an employee with the Maricopa-Stanfield Irrigation District discovered the body floating in the water near a canal gate Thursday.
Kibler’s family says he was last seen on Aug. 5 at a friend’s home in Maricopa.
They say he would often go to the irrigation canal to swim.
Kibler’s vehicle was discovered upstream about a quarter mile from where his body was found.
Authorities say Kibler likely went into the water on Sunday evening and drowned.
They say alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor, but the death is being investigated.