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

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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.

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

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

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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.