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 June 29th, 2010  
St. Lucie County Sheriff's investigators are at the scene where a decomposing body was found this morning near 25th Street and Cortez Avenue, Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff Mascara
A construction worker found a decomposing body in a drainage ditch this morning east of 25th Street and Cortez Boulevard, according to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"Deputies are on scene investigating," said Sheriff Mascara. "The construction worker called 9-1-1 shortly after 7 a.m."

Sheriff Mascara said that due to the extensive decomposition of the body, it could not immediately be determined whether it is a male or female or whether the body is clothed.

"Members of the Sheriff's dive team are recovering the body," Sheriff Mascara said. "Patrol deputies and detectives are at the scene where the body was found."

The ditch where the body was found runs east-and-west, parallel to Cortez Boulevard. Here is a link to a locator map:


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