Body found floating in canal north of Donna

Eliobardo Ramos Maldonado // Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office

Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found floating in a canal north of Donna.

It all happened at a canal near Val Verde and Sioux Road around 5:44 p.m. Monday.

Hidalgo County Sheriff TMs Office deputies reported that the body of 60-year-old Eliobardo Ramos Maldonado found floating in the water.

Authorities are waiting on autopsy results to learn more about the death of Maldonado.

Deputies told Action 4 News that Maldonado's body appeared to have trauma in the face.

Investigators believe the man TMs decomposing body had been there most of the day possibly overnight.

Action 4 News will provide more information as it becomes available.