By CBSBoston.com Staff

LOWELL (CBS) – Police found the body of a man in the Northern Canal in Lowell.

The body was discovered by a passerby on Wednesday afternoon in the area of Pawtucket Street. According to the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, the body appears to have been in the water “for an extended period of time.”

The identity of the man and cause of death were not released.

CBSBoston.com Staff