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Authorities investigate mutilated body found on Sandwich beach

Authorities are investigating a death described as “suspicious” and “targeted” after a mutilated body was found on a Sandwich beach, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said in a statement.

A person who was walking by Town Neck Beach Wednesday night spotted the body, which seemed to have been discarded there, O’Keefe said.

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The Sandwich scene is being treated as a secondary crime scene. Investigators are unsure where the primary scene is, O’Keefe said.

The district attorney said he wanted residents of Sandwich to know that this did not appear to be a random attack.

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“We have all indications that this was a targeted attack,” O’Keefe said in a telephone interview.

Investigators are asking that anyone who may have been on or near the beach between June 2 and approximately June 4 “to report any suspicious vehicles or unusual activity they might have observed in that area.’’

Police asked the public to contact them at 508-790-5799.

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No further information was immediately available.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp.
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