Body found in canal identified

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A homeless man whose body was found Sunday in a Savannah canal has been identified, but autopsy results were inconclusive, according to Savannah-Chatham Metro Police.

The body of Joseph William Sullivan, 39, was identified through his fingerprints on Monday. His body was spotted by college students about 2:30 p.m. Sunday near West Oglethorpe Avenue and West Boundary Street.

Downtown Precinct officers that arrived at the scene recognized him as a homeless man they had seen in the area.

SCMPD Criminal Investigations Division detectives continue to investigate the death of the man who originally was from Florida.

Those with information are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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