Authorities Thursday identified a homeless woman whose body was found on a beach in the Venice area, and continued their efforts to determine her cause of death.

Miriam Montufar, 48, was pronounced dead near the 1800 block of Ocean Front Walk about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the coroner’s office and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s detectives were sent to the scene to investigate.

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