Police investigating after body found floating off Long Beach shoreline

Bystanders pulled a woman’s decomposing body out of the ocean today after spotting it floating in the bay not far from the Queen Mary, according to police.

Police said they got a call about the body around 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, and officers responded to the 1000 block of Queens Way Drive, an area of the shoreline just a little west of the Queen Mary.

“Upon arrival, officers determined the body was located floating near the water’s edge and a group of citizens pulled the decomposing body from the water,” police said in a news release.

Police haven’t released any details about the woman’s identity. It’s not clear yet how she died, but homicide detectives are investigating the incident “as an undetermined death,” police said.

They asked anyone with information to call detective Michael Hubbard or Michael Hutchinson at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS or by visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.