Body parts wash up near Olympics beach volleyball site in Rio de Janeiro

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: A police officer kneels over a body part, covered in a plastic bag, which was discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue on June 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Parts of a mutilated body were discovered on the sands of the beach while it remains unknown how the person died. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin August 5 amidst an economic crisis in the country. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — With just 36 days to go before the Rio Olympics kicks off, the situation in the host city just went from bad to worse.

A beach goer Wednesday discovered mutilated human body parts that had washed up on the shore, right in front of the Olympic Beach Volleyball Arena on Rio’s famed Copacabana beach.

A dismembered foot and another body part still unidentified was found, according to Andre Luiz, an officer of the Military Police. Police believe the victim was a woman or young adult.

Although the circumstances surrounding the person’s death are unknown, it is another embarrassing blow to the host country — already reeling from financial problems, a mishap-prone Olympic torch and an outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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