A woman was found dead near the bike path in Alamitos Beach on Sunday, March 13, 2022.

A woman in her 30s was found dead in the sandy beach area north of the bike path in the Alamitos Beach neighborhood on Sunday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

At around 8 a.m., officers found the woman’s body lying adjacent to a building in the 1900 block of East Ocean Boulevard, west of the Bluff Park area.

“Homicide detectives were called to the scene due to the suspicious location of the body and lack of explanation for her death,” police said in a statement. “As a result of their investigation, detectives are investigating the incident as a murder.”

Long Beach Fire Department determined the woman was dead at the scene, police said.

An investigator with the county coroner’s office arrived to assist with the investigation and took possession of the body. The coroner’s office will work to determine the cause of death, identify the victim, and notify the next of kin, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact homicide detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone, or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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