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Authorities opened an investigation after a body was found floating in a canal in St. Amant late Tuesday afternoon.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Allison Hudson said the canal is along La. 431 and deputies are working to remove the body and begin their investigation.

She said it's too early to tell whether there are signs of foul play.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email or call (225) 388-0369.