Bicyclist Finds Body of University of California, Santa Barbara Student

The body of a 20-year-old University of California, Santa Barbara student was found on the beach Sunday morning in Isla Vista, according to authorities.

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File photo of crime scene tape. (credit: flickr/Tex Texin via Creative Commons)

A bicyclist discovered the body of Sierra Markee-Winkler in the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive (map) around 7 a.m., according to a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Markee-Winkler was attending UCSB and lived in Isla Vista.

She had previously lived in Eureka, Calif.

Her death was being investigated, the news release stated. No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179.


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