Update: Canal Death

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The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is releasing a recent photo of Ryan Blake, the person who was found deceased in the canal near 22 and L roads over the weekend. 

Investigators are working to learn more about Mr. Blake's whereabouts the days before his death. 

Mr. Blake is believed to have come to the Grand Junction area on Thursday, November 4, 2021. If you remember seeing or speaking with him on November 4, 5, or 6, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office. 

Investigators are also looking for Mr. Blake's belongings, including a grey/greenish sleeping bag, black backpack, blue hoodie, and other clothing and personal items.

If any community member comes across these items or remembers seeing Mr. Blake, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707.

 

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The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help related to a recent death in the canal. 

On Saturday, November 6, 2021, a body was found in the canal near 22 and L Roads by a person walking in the area. At this point in the investigation, there's nothing to suggest the death was suspicious in nature.

The Mesa County Coroner's Office has identified the person as Ryan Blake, a 36-year-old male resident of Ohio. His cause and manner of death are still under investigation. 

Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for Mr. Blake's belongings, including a grey/greenish sleeping bag, black backpack, blue hoodie, and other clothing and personal items. If any community member comes across these items, please contact the Mesa County Sheriff's Office at (970) 242-6707.

Date: 
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 9:00am