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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.

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

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    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.

    No further information was immediately available.

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