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Body found in Boulder drainage canal identified as 36-year-old woman

Investigators determined the woman's death is not suspicious.

BOULDER, Colo. — The body found in a drainage canal Friday has been identified as a Denver woman, according to Boulder investigators.

The woman is 36-year-old Raquel Perkes, the Boulder County Coroner's Office said Monday.

A cleaning crew found Merkes' body at Valmont City Park at 5110 Valmont Road in Boulder shortly after 10 a.m., according to the Boulder Police Department (BPD).

Her body was partially submerged, BPD spokesperson Shannon Aulabaugh said. 

A Boulder resident reported Perkes missing on Aug. 18, according to a spokesperson for the police department.

Police determined Perkes death is not considered suspicious. The coroner will release her official cause of death, which could take up to a month.

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