Headless shark is found in Stoughton woods

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Something smelled fishy in Stoughton.

The Massachusetts Environmental Police and Stoughton police launched an investigation after the carcass of a decapitated shark was found dumped in the woods, officials said.

The body of a blue shark was found just before 5 p.m. on Sept. 30, near Northern Container Corp. on Shuman Avenue, said Amy Mahler, spokeswoman for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

“We got a call for a smell in the woods,” Stoughton Deputy Police Chief Rob Devine said.

After finding the headless shark, local police handed the case over to the Environmental police, he said.

The shark was about eight feet long. Its head was likely cut off to recover the jaw and teeth, Mahler said.

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