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The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904 St. Louis Games, when hardly anyone else showed up.

Human body parts found near beach volleyball site for Olympics in Rio

Young beachgoers walk near body parts, covered in a plastic bag, discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue, top right, on Wednesday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
Young beachgoers walk near body parts, covered in a plastic bag, discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue, top right, on Wednesday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

A human foot and another body part were found washed ashore Wednesday on Rio's Copacabana Beach, just in front of the venue where beach volleyball will be played during the Olympics in a matter of weeks, according to police near the site.

A beachgoer found the remains, which police say appear to have belonged to a woman or young adult.

Several incidents of violence have overshadowed Olympic preparations in Rio de Janeiro over the past several weeks.

Numerous gun battles — responsible for 10 deaths, according to the O Globo newspaper — have taken place in Rio's slums as police try to recapture drug trafficker Nicolas Labre Pereira, nicknamed “Fat Family,” who escaped from a Brazilian hospital on June 19.

A police officer bends over human remains, covered in a plastic bag, discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue on Wednesday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
A police officer bends over human remains, covered in a plastic bag, discovered on Copacabana Beach near the Olympic beach volleyball venue on Wednesday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

In addition, an off-duty bodyguard for Rio's mayor was killed in an apparent mugging, a 34-year-old doctor was killed in her car on a main expressway and members of the Australian Paralympic team were mugged at gunpoint.

Acting Gov. Francisco Dornelles told O Globo on Tuesday a promised $860 million from the federal government for increased security and transportation efforts has yet to come in.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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