Death investigation underway after body found on Hollywood shore

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating after a woman’s body was found on the shore of a Hollywood beach.

Hollywood Police officers arrived to the shore near Filmore Street at around 2:30 a.m., Wednesday.

Officials said the body is of a middle-aged woman but have not identified her.

“Yeah, that’s really scary because we just saw that something was happening,” said tourist Kate Babolka. “We were interested in what exactly happened during the night because we stay here, and we want to be safe.”

The death has been deemed suspicious and the cause is under investigation.

“The neighborhood’s getting a little bit crazy out here now,” Frank Strocchia, a resident, said. “More people are coming out at night. Never seen it before. Never, ever, ever seen it before.”

Investigators could be seen entering a second crime scene at a nearby apartment just before 1 p.m.

“That’s so sad. That’s awful,” Marie Brown, a passer-by, said. “You never hear of any crime here. You really don’t. Honestly, since we’ve been here, we haven’t heard anything.”

7News cameras captured crime scene investigators around evidence markers on the sand.

If you have any information on this woman’s death, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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