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Police investigating after human torso found at New York City beach

By Paradise Afshar, CNN

(CNN) — Authorities are investigating after a human torso was discovered lying on a New York City beach.

The torso was found Friday at Breezy Point Beach in Queens, the New York City Police Department said in a statement.

Police responded to a 911 call about the remains being spotted at about 12:21 p.m. Friday, the statement said.

“Officers observed an unidentified, human torso with attached legs discovered laying on the sand,” police said.

The investigation is ongoing and a medical examiner will determine the cause of death. “The identity of the deceased is pending proper family notification,” police said.

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