MARGATE — Police are investigating the death of a 79-year-old woman whose body was found in the bay Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the area of the 700 block of Jerome Avenue at 2:28 p.m., when the body of an unidentified, elderly female was located in the bay, police said.

Members of the State Police Marine Unit were notified and responded to the scene.

Margate police said the investigation is ongoing at this time, but it does not appear to be suspicious.

The investigation is being handled by Detectives Joe Scullion and Jeanette Arcuri.

Donna Weaver

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