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LOCKPORT – Lockport police searched for a possible body Wednesday in the Erie Canal after hikers found a pool of blood on the ground, a sharp implement and a suicide note in a notebook Tuesday night behind Urban Park Towers on Main Street, Detective Capt. Richard L. Podgers said. No body was found.

Police searched the rocky hillside above the canal until dark Tuesday, Podgers said. A bloodhound called out Wednesday morning lost the scent trail behind Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises on Market Street. The police boat was launched Wednesday morning and dragged the canal until 2 p.m., finding nothing.

Podgers said nobody reported seeing anybody enter the canal. There have been no reports of missing persons; if one were received, the police would resume searching, Podgers said.

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