Sacto 9-1-1
August 29, 2011
Man found dead in Yolo County field; cause of death pending

The body of a male adult farm laborer was found in an irrigation ditch Monday afternoon near a northeast Davis school, a Yolo County Sheriff's Office official said.

A passerby discovered the body around 2 p.m., in a field on East Covell Boulevard just west of Mace Boulevard, near Frances Harper Junior High School, said Yolo County Sheriff's Lt. Martin Torres.

Torres said the man, an irrigation worker whose identity has not been released, was working in the field and had last been seen there Monday morning around 8 a.m. He said the cause of the man's death has not been determined.

"At this time there are no obvious signs that make it suspicious," Torres said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday to determine cause of death, he said.

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