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Body found on Cape Cod beach was missing head, limbs

The back of a t-shirt found with the body of a dismembered man in Sandwich, Mass.

Massachusetts State Police via CBS Boston

BARNSTABLE, Mass. - A body found Wednesday night on a Cape Cod beach was missing the head, both arms and both legs, authorities say, according to CBS Boston.

Cape & Island District Attorney Michael O'Keefe said the body found on Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Mass. was that of a 6' to 6'2" black man weighing between 220 and 230 pounds with a surgical scar on his abdomen, reports the station.

The body was reportedly found wrapped in a tarp that was attached to a moving dolly. It was also clad in black sweat-type pants and a blue t-shirt with the company name Cranston Windustrial on the back.

A manager for Cranston Windustrial in Rhode Island, who did not want to give her name, tells CBS Boston no workers are missing.

The DA said the company, which is a full service distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings, has been cooperative. Company representatives told state police they estimated the shirt on the body was made six to eight years ago, according to the station.

O'Keefe said the beach was a "secondary crime scene" and the victim had apparently been killed elsewhere before being dumped at the beach fairly recently.

The body was taken to the state Medical Examiner's office.

Officials are asking the public to contact them if they recognize the t-shirt that was on the victim or know a person matching the victim's physical description.