Published: Dec 05, 2010 4:43 AM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2010 6:57 PM EST

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a body in a canal in Fort Myers Beach.

The unidentified female was found floating in the canal off the 100 block of Ibis Street just before noon Saturday.  Emergency responders on scene declared the woman dead.  The body has been turned over to the medical examiner.

The identification of the woman and her cause of death remain unknown at this time.