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FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Ft. Lauderdale police are working to solve a murder mystery and could use some help.

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Wednesday morning, just before 9:30 a.m., officers found the body of 40-year-old Teresa Samuels in front of a home in the 1600 block of NW 5th Street. It appears she had been shot.

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A preliminary investigation revealed that Samuels had most likely died eight and a half hours earlier.

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Police are now working to determine who shot her and why.