Body of man found in canal identified

UPDATE: April 6, 2017, 2:32 a.m.

The body located in the Albany-Lebanon Canal on April 5, has been identified as Robert Lawrence Hayes, 51, of Albany.

At 1:53 p.m., LPD responded to a report of a body found in the water. Based on the preliminary investigation, police believe the body had been submerged for about a week.

Lebanon Fire District assisted with the recovery.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact Det. Justin McCubbins at 541-451-1751 ext. 4346.

Lebanon Local will update the story as more information becomes available.