NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Two police agencies are working together to investigate the separate findings of two bodies, within several blocks of each other, in North Miami and North Miami Beach.
Miami-Dade Police responded to a scene near Northeast 177th Street and Eighth Place in Northeast Miami-Dade County where a female was found dead in a car left running, Friday.
The owner of the home near where the vehicle was parked said his wife spotted it and called police. “My wife called, and she said, ‘I’m hearing a car outside,'” said Yosef Abramov. “She said, ‘There’s a red car outside.’ I said, ‘Oh.’ She said that she thought at first it was me that was still outside,’ but I said I’d left. I was on my way to Boca.”
Rachel, an area resident, said her street was swarming with police. “It was intense, but they weren’t really letting us know what was going on,” she said as she held Isaac, her 1-year-old son. “This police officer, she’s saying we have to stay inside, and we can’t walk around.”
Several hours earlier, North Miami Beach Police responded to a scene at Columbia Park, near Northeast 177th Street and 13th Avenue, where the body of a male who police believe to be 19 years old, was found.
“It’s a terrible thing, a terrible thing,” said concerned resident Shlomo Stein. “We have to watch out for our neighborhood.”
Detectives from both agencies are working to see if the two deaths are related due to the proximity of the scenes.
“We even have like a — there’s a security that goes around here for half of the day,” said Stein. “It’s a private company, but generally, things like this don’t happen around here, no.”
Miami-Dade Police spent the entire day, Friday, processing the scenes. The woman’s red car was towed away.
Detectives have remained tight-lipped about the investigation. Witnesses, however, told 7News the woman found dead inside the car looked like she was in her early 20s.
Some residents of this area in Northeast Miami-Dade that borders North Miami Beach said they have dealt with robberies and property crimes, but nothing like this. “You hear about something like this, it breaks up that little bubble of security,” said Rachel.
If you have any information on these cases, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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