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Miami-Dade Police Investigate Body Inside Home

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Police are investigating a homicide inside Miami-Dade County home Thursday morning.

Responding Miami-Dade police units arrived at a house in the 16100 block of Southwest 141 Avenue, where they found a body.

Detective Chris Thomas says a family member from out of state requested that a welfare check be made.

Police showed up at the residence at around 4 a.m. and found a broken sliding glass door. They entered and found a dead person.

"I'm shocked. This is a very peaceful and quiet neighborhood here," neighbor Mohammed Dames said.

"You wouldn't expect something to happen like this. This neighborhood is so quiet all the time. Nothing like this has ever happened here before," said neighbor Alejandro Marquez.

They are not saying if the victim is a male or female. They say they did not find anyone else at the residence.

A neighbor said police had been to the home a couple of days ago with guns drawn, but detectives would not confirm.

"I would like some answers. I live just a few blocks down and I want to be up to date," Marquez said.

Police said the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office would determine how the victim died.

Investigators were searching for the victim's vehicle, a white Mercedes-Benz, but later discovered it was with a family member.

Images from Chopper 4 showed several marked and unmarked police units outside the house, as well as, investigators at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.

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