A 30-year-old man's body was recently found in a canal in Placer County, California, with his both feet tied together. The sheriff’s office has deemed the death suspicious.

The Placer County Sheriff's office said Sunday that the body was partially clothed and had no obvious signs of trauma, KCRA reported. The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, hailed from Grass Valley.

The body was found by the workers of the Pacific Gas & Electric company who were engaged in clearing out water grates in a wooded area near Peaceful Valley Road on Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man is not a victim of the River Fire burning near the area as the body was in the water for at least a week before the river fire broke out. Firefighters are currently working to douse the blaze that tore through 2,600 acres in Placer and Nevada counties.

Though the sheriff's office could not determine at the time if the death is a homicide, officers haven't ruled out foul play. Also, the officers have not revealed what was used to tie up the victim as it could play a part in the investigation, ABC 10 reported.

The water in the area was also shut off for roughly half a day so that officers could collect evidence.

The Colfax area where the body was found has a population of roughly 2,000 people. The sheriff's officers said the last time a homicide case was reported in the area was over six years ago.

For the same reason, the incident has shocked the neighborhood.

The body was found on Colfax resident Stan Padilla's property, leaving him shocked. "I was out there and I said 'Well, is everything OK?' And they said 'no, there's a body.'.. These kind of things don't happen up here," Padilla told KCRA.

In a similar incident, another body was found on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino by the California Highway Patrol last week. Emergency personnel who responded to the scene determined the 40-year-old man to be dead at the scene. The man’s identity was withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin. The cause of death could not be determined either.

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