Body Washes Up on Miami Beach, Police Investigating Possible Suicide

Categories: Crime
photo by Jessie Luttman
Detectives work around a body on Miami Beach this morning.
An early-morning beachgoer called Miami Beach Police shortly before 7 a.m. today to report a disturbing find: a body lying near the sea around 68th Street.

The dead man had a gunshot wound to the head, Det. Juan Sanchez, a Miami Beach spokesman, tells Riptide. "Early indications are that it's self-inflicted," he says.

Detectives erected a tent over the corpse and closed off a section of the beach this morning while they investigated the body, which was found at 6:48 a.m., Sanchez says.

Police haven't yet released the name or age of the victim.

The medical examiner will have to make a final ruling on whether suicide was indeed the likely cause of death.

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Or someone killed him, to make it look like suicide?


I love how the New Times does better reporting than the Herald!! Here's their take (max an hour apart in stories and "breaking news" in the Herald):Early morning beach goers made a disturbing discovery on Miami Beach Tuesday. A body was found washed ashore on the sand at 68th and Collins Avenue.According to Miami Beach Police spokesman Juan Sanchez, there was some type of head wound but it’s unknown what caused it.In video from Chopper 4, the body could be spotted at the water’s edge covered with a yellow tarp. The Medical Examiner will determine the person’s identity and cause of death.

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