Woman Found Dead on Sand in Newport ID’d – Sara Welch Reports

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) Police have identified a woman whose body was found on sand in Newport Beach, calling her death “suspicious.”

Newport Beach police received a call around 6 a.m. on Monday about an unconscious woman lying face down in the sand at West Ocean Front and Highland Street, near lifeguard tower 71.

Police and fire personnel responded, and determined that the woman was dead.She has been identified as 20-year-old Tina Hoang, a resident of Bellflower.

The investigation is ongoing, as police await autopsy and toxicology results from the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

A law enforcement source told KTLA that it appears the victim was left on the beach as opposed to washing up onshore.

The discovery has local residents in the quiet beach city searching for answers.

“I feel very safe down here, but then, just knowing that this situation happened kind of worries me a bit,” said Amanda Honn, who lives in the area.

Anyone with information or who may have seen Hoang in the hours immediately before her death is asked to call Newport Beach police at 1-800-550-NBPD.

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