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Body of Albany man found in canal in Lebanon

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LEBANON, Ore. - Police found the body of a man in a canal here Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators believe the body had been submerged for about a week, Lebanon Police said.

The man was identified as 51-year-old Robert Lawrence Hayes of Albany.

He is described as a white male, about 5-foot-8 with an average build. The man had short hair and a mustache. He had multiple tattoos on both arms, his back, and his chest, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Justin McCubbins at (541) 451-1751, ext. 4346.

Initial report report

LEBANON, Ore. - Police are investigating a body found in a canal here near 2nd and A streets.

"It appears the body has been there for awhile," police said in a statement.

There's no indication yet on the age or gender of the deceased.

Police asked the public to avoid the area.

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