Police investigate after woman's body found on Miami Beach

Body covered by white sheet in sand

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Trent Kelly - Reporter

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police are investigating after a woman's body was found Monday morning on Miami Beach.

Sky 10 was above the beach near 17th Street, where officers blocked off the area for several hours.

A body was covered by a white sheet on the sand.

Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said police are conducting a death investigation.

Detectives appeared to be examining clothes on a nearby lifeguard stand.

Meanwhile, the discovery has shocked both locals and tourists in the area.

"You can't believe in such a friendly city like Miami, it's really impressive," a tourist, who only wanted to be identified as Nora, said. "Actually, I don't want to stay on the beach right now."

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