Woman Found Dead Under Newport Beach Bridge Was Shot

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Nancy Hammour
(Courtesy: Newport Beach Police)


The death of a 28-year-old women whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach was reclassified Wednesday as a homicide.

Nancy Renee Hammour died of a gunshot wound, the coroner’s office announced Wednesday.

Officers responded to a call about 8:45 a.m. Monday reporting a woman lying face down under the Bay Bridge, near the intersection of East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.

Court records show Hammour had a previous arrests for prostitution and substance abuse issues, according to the Daily Pilot.

Family members told KTLA the mother of two was trying to turn her life around and regain custody of her 4-month-old son.

Hammour also had a 10-year-old boy.

The Santa Ana woman was the second homicide victim found in Newport Beach this year.

The first, Tina Hoang, was found face-down on the sand in West Newport in March.

Hoang was also a new mother and faced prostitution charges.

Anyone with information was urged to call police at 1-800-550-NBPD.

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