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Police identify body found in Bell County canal

A body found floating in a canal behind an elementary school in Bell County has been identified as 61-year-old Roy Powers of Middlesboro.

The body was recovered Sunday from the canal behind East End Elementary School in Middlesboro.

A preliminary autopsy revealed no signs of trauma, and foul play is not suspected, according to a press release from the Middlesboro Police Department.

Anyone who saw Powers on Thursday or Friday is encouraged to contact Officer Joey Brigmon of the Middlesboro Police Department.

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