Nude body found floating near Fiesta Island

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SAN DIEGO -- A body was discovered floating in the water Saturday morning near the south side of Fiesta Island, a popular summer hangout spot off of Mission Bay.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the body of a nude woman was discovered by a fisherman in the water around 6:40 a.m.

Todd Schuster was looking for a place to fish when he came upon the body. “I still can’t catch my breath. Yeah, it’s really weird,” Schuster said. At first he said he thought it was a turtle -- but as he got closer, he realized it was a woman’s nude body floating face down. “So then I got halfway up and I was like, '9-1-1.' Freaking out,” Schuster said.

Police and fire-rescue crews removed the body and pronounced the victim deceased.

Detectives said there were no obvious traumatic injuries on the body, though homicide detectives were called to the scene as a precautionary measure. Representatives from the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office arrived to investigate as well.

"Very little is known about the victim or the circumstances surrounding the death at this time," Lt. Matt Dobbs of the San Diego Police Department said in a statement.

The victim has not yet been identified but was described as a possible Hispanic female in her 40s or 50s, Dobbs said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the homicide unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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