A decomposing body was found in a storage container in the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, authorities said Tuesday.

The body was found about 7 p.m. Monday near the 3700 block of East 208th Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the decomposing body was partially enclosed within a storage container and was found resting in a shallow portion of the Los Angeles River,” according to a police statement.

The coroner’s office is working to determine the person’s identity and cause of death, according to police.

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