The body of a man who was found in a canal on the side of Florida's Turnpike in Hollywood last week has been identified.

Hollywood police Lt. Derik Alexander said Thursday the body was identified as that of Kevin Vonbehren.

Divers pulled the 53-year-old's body from the water May 29.

Vonbehren disappeared in January.

Relatives said he called them shortly before disappearing and could hear him pleading for help on the phone.

Police didn't say how Vonbehren died.