Body Found in Sunnyside Canal Identified

New information on the body that was found in a Sunnyside canal earlier this week.

The Yakima County Coroner says man is identified as 56 year old Jerry Peal of Sunnyside.

Police say Peal shoplifted some items from a Wal Mart, attempted to run, before falling or jumping into a canal where he drowned.

A store security guard tried to save him, but was unable to.