A body was found Tuesday in the mud flats near the former B&M Baked Beans building in Portland.

A passerby noticed a person facedown on the mud flats and called for help around 11:30 a.m. The Portland police and fire departments both responded.

“Unfortunately, when they got there, it became a recovery effort, not a rescue effort,” said Sean Donaghue, a fire department spokesperson.

The cause of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Portland police said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the medical examiner said an autopsy was being performed Wednesday and they were still working on making an identification. The cause of death is pending further studies.

Police said Wednesday they had no new information about the person’s identity.

Investigators are asking anyone who has information to call 207-874-8475.

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