BOSTON (WHDH) - A death investigation is underway after state police responded to a report of a dead body on Carson Beach in South Boston on Monday morning.

A Massachusetts State Police spokesperson said troopers were called to the Day Boulevard Beach just before 7 a.m.

Authorities arriving at the scene reportedly located the body of an adult female and went on to establish a scene as they launched an investigation that lasted throughout the morning.

State police added that an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner would be performed on the individual.

No additional details on the victim were released.

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