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updated: 4/16/2014 4:23 PM

Body found on Lake Michigan beach

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LUDINGTON, Mich. -- Authorities in western Michigan are working with police in surrounding states to identify a man's body found on a remote Lake Michigan beach.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that an autopsy Wednesday has determined the dead man was black and had tattoos of a pyramid and a half-moon with a star across his left chest.

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Three bicyclists found the nude, frozen corpse Tuesday night along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Mason County about 3 miles north of Big Point Sable Lighthouse. The lighthouse is located north of Ludington.

The Ludington Daily News reports that the body was about 65 feet from the water's edge.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole says the man's body may have been on the beach for months. They're checking reports of missing people for possible clues.

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