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MIAMI (CBSMiami) —  A disturbing discovery on board a sailboat prompted a police investigation in Miami.

Authorities were called out Thursday evening to 2600 North River Drive after reports came in of a foul odor.

Once police arrived, they found a man dead in the cabin of the boat.

People in the area said they had not seen him for days.

Investigators found a lot of trash and debris on the boat.

Miami Fire Rescue officials said the boat will need to be taken out of the water for investigators to board it and determine the cause of death.