Investigation underway after woman found dead near Milwaukee's Bradford Beach

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead near Bradford Beach in Milwaukee Thursday night, March 11. 

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, between 6 and 6:30 p.m., during a routine patrol of the lakefront, a deputy joined Shorewood Police Department to search for a missing person whose vehicle had been located in the Rugby Field parking lot. 

Officials say during the search along the shoreline a woman's body was found face down approximately 500 yards south from where the vehicle was located. 

The cause of her death is under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stick with CBS 58 on air and online for updates. 

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