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Monday, April 18, 2016

22yo John Krause Found Drowned in Arizona Canal

The body of 22-year-old John Krause was retrieved from a Mesa Arizona canal on Friday night.

A police spokesperson indicated there were "no signs of foul play" in Krause's apparent drowning but they are still investigating the case.

It's not yet known how John Krause entered the water and died there or when, but his is the second body to be pulled from that waterway in recent days.

THE CASE OF THE DROWNING MEN: Accidents, or murders?
Last weekend a worker clearing one of Mesa's canal gates near Brown Road spotted a man's corpse trapped in the debris.

According to description, the unidentified victim's remains were in an advanced stage of decomposition, suggesting he had been submerged for quite some time.

That earlier death has been labeled suspicious however, though the status of the police inquiry is unknown at this time.

Neither man found drowned in mid April 2016 is the first to ever perish in Arizona's fresh waterways.

One of the most high profile disappearances and "accidental" deaths in that largely arid state occurred in downtown Tempe during November of 2012.

That year Arizona college student Jack Culolias vanished after being thrown out of a crowded college bar where he was celebrating "Hell Week" without about 200 of his classmates.

The missing young man's body was discovered about a month later in an area of the Salt River thoroughly searched before due to its close proximity to the Cadillac Ranch where Culolias was last seen alive.

His family, including an identical twin, have since sued the bar for a host of improprieties which they believe led up to and resulted in his wrongful death.


  1. Im glad some of these families are standing up against the pathetic actions of bar employees. Look, if a patron is THAT intoxicated or out of line then call the cops! Whats the sense in ejecting a person from a bar who's possibly in danger to themselves, others, or simply just not in the right state of mind from drinking. Even if someone is NOT drinking a lot they should be able to call for a ride before getting thrown out. Especially in the winter months and these people have no coat or proper attire to be walking around looking for a way home. Hell yeah I'd be suing... Id be trying to SHUT DOWN the joint as well. Inexcusable!

  2. Payton crane was also found dead in a canal w no info on her case at all. No obvious signs of trauma.

  3. Payton crane was also found dead in a canal w no info on her case at all. No obvious signs of trauma.