CALDWELL, Idaho — The Canyon County coroner has identified a man’s body found near a Nampa canal Wednesday morning.

The deceased man is 52-year-old Timothy Rose of Nampa. He had been reported missing earlier this month.

An autopsy was performed Friday morning at the Canyon County Coroner’s Office. The official cause of death has not been determined. It could take several weeks before toxicology results are received. At this time, Rose’s death does not appear to be suspicious.

Timothy Rose
The body of Timothy Rose, 52, of Nampa, was found near a canal on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

It’s also unclear how long the body has been there. It was found next to the canal at the north end of Kohlerlawn Cemetery on 6th Street North. Someone in the area found the body and reported it to police. The body was located in a possible sinkhole.

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This case remains under investigation.

Detectives say they always treat these types of incidents as a homicide until all the evidence is gathered and the facts are sorted out.

Anyone with any information about this case is urged to call Nampa Police Sgt. Brian Jones at 208-475-5714 or Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS.