Body of Woman Found on Venice Beach

The body of a woman was found early Thursday on Venice Beach, and police don't know who she is or how she got there.

A jogger told police they saw the body wash onto the shore at around 6:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman was white, appeared to be in her late 30's, was partially clothed and had tattoos, investigators said. She did not have any identification on her.

There were no obvious signs of foul play and it appears she had died prior to washing ashore, LAPD Sgt. Matt Etheridge said. 

She did not match the description of anyone missing in the area, police said. There was also no sign that she had any contact with sharks or marine life.

An area of the beach was closed off for the investigation.

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