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Body Found By L.A. River In Long Beach Prompts Underwater Search

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A body was discovered early Thursday morning on a rocky embankment by the L.A. River in Long Beach, reports ABC 7.

The discovery was reported at around 1:30 a.m., after passersby had came across the body just south of Ocean Boulevard Bridge, said Lieutenant John Kanaley of the Long Beach Police Department. The body—clothed when found— was that of a woman who appeared to be in her 30s, reports the L.A. Times. Authorities say there were no obvious signs of trauma. A dive team was on the scene to search the river.

It is not yet known what had caused her death. Her identity is being withheld as her family is being notified.

The passersby, who authorities describe as transients, reported seeing a dark colored SUV leaving the area at the same time they discovered the body. Police later stopped a vehicle on the northbound 710 Freeway that matched the description, according to CBS 2. “The occupants of the vehicle are being interviewed by police,” Sergeant James Richardson told the Times. “Their involvement is unknown at this time.”