Police were asking local businesses for surveillance video Monday. Businesses in the plaza right in front of the waterway say McCall was a regular customer at some shops. He's described as nice and a kind old gentleman.
Some of McCall's friends remembered him by placing flowers in the waterway where his body was found.
"He was one of our best friends," his friend Berta said. "You know he was an old man he did a lot of stuff in his life."
Berta and police say McCall was the father of multiple children. She says his nickname was "Red" because of his bright hair.
"He was very nice," Berta said. "He'd give you the shirt off his back if he could. Whatever he had was yours you know. If he had it you had it you know."
McCall's friends and local businesses said he was often in the area by the waterway.
Police are using surveillance video from inside one of the stores at the shopping center and and many others to determine what McCall and persons of interest were doing before his death.
"We're trying to do a time line of where the victim was during the course of the day and any other people of interest," Det. Sgt. Scott Kadien said.
Police say McCall even may have been in a fight before his death.
"We're still looking into that possibility," Det. Sgt. Kadien said. "There may be a connection and there may not be. The way it was described to us is that it was a physical altercation where people where one person was being struck multiple times."
Canandaigua Police say it's now key to determine exactly how he died. Whether it was from drowning or some other cause.
"Its suspicious quite frankly," Det. Sgt. Kadien said. "Because we just don't know what happened at this point."
Investigators hope the cause of death will help determine if there was foul play.
Canandaigua Police say an autopsy was being performed today and they plan to get the results soon.
If you have any information about this case you're asked to call the Canandaigua City Police Department at 394-3311.