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Dead body found in ocean near Hualien beach in eastern Taiwan

Identity of the woman, between 30 and 40 years old, remains unknown

(Photo from Hualien Shore Patrol)

(Photo from Hualien Shore Patrol)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The body of a young woman was spotted off the coast of Hualien on the afternoon of May 10.

The woman was reportedly already dead when her body was noticed floating off shore near Qixingtan (七星潭) beach in Eastern Taiwan around 4:30 p.m. The body was brought ashore with the help of a fishing boat that was nearby.

The woman, who appears to be at least 30 years old, was carrying no form of identification. Authorities are seeking the help of local residents to identify her.

According to report from United Daily News, the woman is average sized, about 160 cm tall and between 45 and 50 kg, with hair past her shoulders. She was wearing a black jacket and brown or possibly dark maroon pants, judging by a picture published by UDN.

As of publication, there have been no reports of a missing person matching her description in the area.