A married couple who had begun their day fishing in Biscayne Bay made a startling discovery this morning near the Julia Tuttle Causeway. They found the body of a woman floating in the water.
Police say that the woman is believed to have been in her 30s and that she was found wearing what seems to be a wetsuit. WSVN also reports a gunshot wound was found on her body.
The original witnesses first called authorities at 9:42 a.m., and rescue crews located the body.
"We're not sure exactly how long the body may have been in the water," Miami Fire-Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll told Local 10. "What we try not to do is to disturb any evidence that will make it difficult for police to conduct their investigation."
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Police are treating the death as suspicious, and homicide detectives are working to identify the woman.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.