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Naked body washes ashore in Miami Beach

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A naked body washed ashore in Miami Beach, Fla., on Thursday morning, sparking a police investigation and sending chills through the neighborhood.

The deceased man was found on the beach at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, NBC Miami reported. Police did not give any details on what the apparent cause of death was or how the body may have wound up on the beach.

The victim hasn’t been identified, according to NBC Miami.

“I was with my friend and I saw the policemen going to the beach, so we went there and saw a dead body,” Alexandra Mathiu, a student at a local language school, told NBC Miami. “It’s just so scary because it’s in front of our school.”

Police are working to determine the cause of death. A medical examiner was on the scene Thursday and removed the body, NBC Miami reported.