Teen boy found dead in Erie Canal

TOWN OF GAINES, N.Y. (WIVB) — A teenager was found dead in the Erie Canal on Monday, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office.

The boy, identified as 17-year-old Barre resident Raymond Kingdollar, was taken from the canal after a civilian reported a body in the water.

He was found just west of Gaines Rd. in the Orleans County town of Gaines.

As of Tuesday morning, the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating how the body got in the canal. It is not clear if foul play is suspected by law enforcement officials.

Anyone who knows anything about the incident is asked to contact the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office at (585) 589-5527.

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