Authorities on Tuesday morning recovered the body of a woman found dead in a canal near East Hatch Road and North Central Avenue in Ceres. Stanislaus County coroner's officials identified the woman as Paramjit Kaur, 50, of Ceres. Shortly after 9 a.m., police officers and firefighters were called to the area after someone walking along the canal spotted the woman's body. There were no obvious signs of injury, and it's not known how Kaur ended up in the canal, said officer Allen McKay, a Ceres police spokesman. He said she was last seen Monday afternoon at her home. Police routinely see people walking along the canal, McKay said, and the death could be the result of an accident. "She could've tripped and fell into the canal, or she could've bent down to throw some cool water on her face and fell in," McKay said. "We don't know." He said the cause of death had not been determined.