Body found in Edinburg identified as missing elderly man

Ernesto Mendiola Salinas // File Photo

A body found in a canal along a busy Edinburg roadway has been identified as that of a missing 90-year-old man.

A construction worker found a body in a canal off the West University Drive and North Jackson Road on Friday morning.

Both Edinburg police and firefighters were called to the scene.

Authorities later confirmed the body was identified as Ernesto Mendiola Salinas.

The 90-year-old man went missing on Saturday evening prompting a Silver Alert.

Edinbug police had launched a search for Salinas.

The elderly man's body was found about two miles from his West Mahl Avenue home.