Body found floating in Queensway Bay Monday afternoon

Authorities are investigating if foul play was involved after a dead body was found floating near the Queen Mary Monday afternoon.

The body was discovered by a recreational boater who stayed with the body until Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded with police at about 3:52 p.m., said Marine Safety Chief Gonzalo Medina.

The body was that of a man, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria who said police were called to the 500 block of Queens Way at about 4 p.m.

“The preliminary assessment by the detectives indicate there are no obvious signs of trauma,” she said. “The Coroner’s Office will be handling the investigation at this time.”

Editor’s note: this story was updated with information from the Long Beach Police Department. 

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.
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