Family says body found in Oildale canal was missing relative

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A body found in an Oildale canal may be that of a 53-year-old missing man.

Relatives said the flier posted on the Eyewitness News - BakersfieldNow.com Facebook page depicts the man who was found in a canal Friday, just south of Decatur and Monache. However, coroner's investigators have not released the man's identity.

The body was retrieved by a sheriff's search and rescue team. An autopsy is planned to determine the cause and manner of death.

People who live in the area said William Julien was visiting family in the area Dec. 23, 2013 when he disappeared. According to the missing person's flier, Julien suffered from a condition that required medication.