Decomposed body found near Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami Beach

Construction worker discovers body, calls police

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A decomposed body was found Monday morning near the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami Beach.

Miami Beach police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said a construction worker discovered the body along the eastbound lanes of the causeway about 9 a.m. and called police.

The body was that of a male "in an advanced stage of decomposition," Rodriguez said, but no other information was immediately available.

Crime scene investigators were collecting evidence at the scene.

The body appeared to be in the mangroves and may have washed ashore from Biscayne Bay.