UPDATE: Body, Blood Trail Found Near Fort Mason

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The body of a young man was found in the water near San Francisco's Fort Mason this morning after a blood trail was reported Monday night, police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said.

Police received a call at about 10:30 p.m. Monday from someone who had seen fresh blood in the area of Buchanan Street, Dangerfield said.

Officers responded, found the blood and searched the area but didn't locate any victims.
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This morning, at about 6:36 a.m., another caller reported a body floating in the Bay near a pier at Fort Mason, Dangerfield said.

Police returned to the area and located the body, which was fully clothed.

Investigators discovered that there was a trail of blood leading from outside a post office at Beach and Buchanan streets to a spot near where the body was found, he said.

"The trail goes all the way across the street toward the pier," Dangerfield said. This morning, there were still spatters of blood outside the door of the post office.

Several intersections have been shut down this morning as police investigate the death, including Marina Boulevard at Beach Street and Webster Street.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

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