CHARLOTTE COUNTY – A Charlotte County man has been found dead in his backyard canal.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office says the call came from an observer around 2 PM on Baldwin Court, who reported a body floating in the water.

Katie Heck, The Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer says the resident has been identified as Juan Fernandez-Alvarado and has no visible trauma on his body; a good sign for neighbors.

“It doesn’t appear that there is any kind of crime that has been committed here, and we just want to make sure that everyone knows that we consider the neighborhood safe and that the neighbors don’t have anything to worry about as far as their safety is concerned,” said Heck.

Heck says the Sheriff’s office is unclear at this time surrounding Fernandez-Alvarado’s passing, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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