Arrest in Death of Woman Found Under Newport Beach Bridge

A coroner's investigation determined the 28-year-old died from a gunshot wound

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Monday, Sep 9, 2013  |  Updated 2:05 PM PDT
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Arrest in Death of Woman Found Under Bridge

Jaime Prieto Rocha (left) was arrested Friday Sept. 6, 2013 in the death of Nancy Hammour.

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A 40-year-old Santa Ana man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach.

Jaime Prieto Rocho was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder. Bond was set at $1 million.

The body of 28-year-old Nancy Hammour, of Santa Ana, was found Sept. 2 under the Bay Bridge, near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive. The coroner determined that Hammour -- found facedown under the bridge -- died from a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information about the case can call 1-800-550-6273.

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