SWAMPSCOTT (CBS) — Authorities are investigating human remains that washed up near a lobster trap in Swampscott Wednesday morning.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office said a person walking on King’s Beach reported finding the body parts near a lobster trap that apparently washed ashore during the high surf caused by the Blizzard of 2015.

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Massachusetts State Police detectives and Swampscott police were at the scene Wednesday morning.

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“The body parts will be examined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification,” district attorney spokeswoman Carrie Kimball Monahan said in a statement. “It is too early to speculate as to possible identity.”

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A backhoe digging where a body was found in Swampscott (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

A backhoe digging where a body was found in Swampscott (Bernice Corpuz/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)