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Sep 19, 2013 10:52 AM by Elaine Sheridan

Body found in drainage canal identified

Colorado Springs Police say the body found in a drainage canal Monday was that of James Nelson Bettner, 47, of Colorado Springs.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause of death to be drowning and the manner of death Accidental.

Bettner's body was recovered from a drainage canal going into Sand Creek alongside Town Center Drive, just south of East Platte Avenue between North Murray Boulevard and Wooten Road.

We still don't know how, when, and where Bettner got into the water that was raging last week due to the heavy rains. 

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