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Body of middle-aged woman found stuffed in trash bag off Florida’s Gulf Coast: FBI

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A diver searches a pond to begin the search for a third person where the bodies of two teenage volunteer firefighters had been recovered from a submerged vehicle Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. Divers later recovered a third body. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(EGMONT KEY, FLA) — A woman’s body was found stuffed in a trash bag off Florida’s Gulf Coast over the weekend.

Fishermen were spearfishing 13 miles off the coast of Egmont Key when at around 12:40 p.m. Saturday, they discovered a trash bag, according to St. Petersburg police.

Upon cutting open the bag, the witnesses made a distress call after identifying skin and what was believed to be a ‘bra strap or bikini.’

The St. Petersburg Police Department and Coast Guard responded to the scene to retrieve the body.

The woman, who is reportedly middle-aged, has not yet been identified by authorities.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation took over the investigation, since the woman was found in federal waters.