Police conduct death investigation after body found in southwest Miami-Dade

Victim's personal belongings found in water near body

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Parker Branton - Reporter

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Police are investigating after a body was found Friday morning in southwest Miami-Dade County.

The body was discovered along Southwest 248th Street and Southwest 107th Avenue.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said officers discovered the victim's personal belongings in the water near the body.

Divers were called to search the water for any other personal belongings or evidence.

Authorities initially believed this was a hit-and-run situation, but they now believe it was a homicide.

A woman was seen breaking down into tears as police talked to her for several minutes and investigators snapped pictures of evidence.  

It was not immediately known how the person died.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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