Body Found in El Centro Park

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EL CENTRO El Centro Parks and Recreation employees reportedly discovered a body at Stark Field Wednesday afternoon and immediately called the El Centro Police at 4:41 p.m.

According to police, the body was found behind the backstop on the south side of the softball fields close to where the Mid-Valley Pop Warner teams practice. Officials notified Pop Warner officials to cancel all practices.

The Imperial County Coroner’s Office was called and the body was identified as 21-year-old Ernesto Diaz, an El Centro resident. Officials say the cause of death is under investigation, and no further information was released.