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Missing teen found dead on causeway

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Miami Police

Officials in Miami are reporting that a 16-year-old girl who was reported missing was found dead on Sunday.

The body of Diani Gomez Sanchez was located on near the Pelican Harbor Marina

While investigators are still running fingerprints to determine if  the deceased is the teen, the teen’s family has identified the body.

Gomez Sanchez was reported missing Saturday evening after she did not return home from her morning jog at 6:00 am.

Her body was found on Sunday just off of the 79th Causeway.

Officials say they are investigating the incident as foul play due to the length of time it took anyone to report her missing:

“There’s a big time gap between the time she left her home and the time she was reported missing, so this could have been anytime between 6 a.m. on Saturday until just after 4 or 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon,” Aguilar said. “Right now, there is reason to believe that there’s foul play. That’s pending an autopsy at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department.”

No arrest have been made at this time, however, authorities are interviewing several suspects.

If you believe you have any information about this incident, you are asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.