Woman Found Dead in Newport Beach Identified

By Brandon Lowrey
|  Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013  |  Updated 11:44 PM PDT
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The discovery of a woman dead in the water beneath Newport Bay Bridge marked the third unusual event in the coastal city in as many days, leaving residents confused and worried. Jacob Rascon reports from Newport Beach for the NBC4 News at Noon on Sept. 3, 2013.

The discovery of a woman dead in the water beneath Newport Bay Bridge marked the third unusual event in the coastal city in as many days, leaving residents confused and worried. Jacob Rascon reports from Newport Beach for the NBC4 News at Noon on Sept. 3, 2013.

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Body Found Beneath Newport Bay Bridge

A woman's body was found at a popular spot beneath a bridge in Newport Beach on Monday morning, and detectives were scouring the area for evidence that could shed some light on the circumstances of her death. Beverly White reports from Newport Beach for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2013.
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Authorities identified a woman whose body was found at a popular spot beneath a bridge in Newport Beach this week. Detectives called her death suspicious.

Nancy Renee Hammour was discovered face-down beneath the Newport Bay Bridge on Monday morning, according to the Orange County Coroner.

Orange County Sheriff's Department investigators, including divers, searched the scene in and out of the water for evidence.

It wasn't clear how - or where - she died before her body ended up beneath the bridge, officials said.

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