Decomposed body found under pile of seaweed in Coconut Grove

COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) – A decomposed body has been found in Coconut Grove under a pile of seaweed and garbage.

According to City of Miami Police, the body of an adult white male was found just before 2 p.m. Thursday, after it possibly washed ashore across Bayshore Drive during Hurricane Irma.

The storm surge pushed some seaweed and debris about 100 yards inland into an opening between an apartment building and a pool off South Bayshore Drive. Workers from a landscaping company were cleaning up the area when they discovered the body under a mound of seaweed and trash.

It remains unknown if this person lost his life as a direct result of the storm, although officials say the decomposition of the body seems to coincide with the timing of the storm.

“It’s sad, man,” said Coconut Grove resident Fernando Magalhos, who lives nearby.

The identity of the deceased man has not yet been released. The cause of death also remains unknown.

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