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.
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"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."
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.