Body Found on Beach Identified as 20-Year-Old Bellflower Woman

The subject of a suspicious death investigation was identified as 20-year-old Tina Hoang

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Thursday, Mar 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:50 AM PDT
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Police Scour Newport Beach for Clues in Body Discovery

Tina Hoang, 20, of Bellflower in two photographs released by the Newport Beach Police Department.

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Police Scour Newport Beach for Clues in Body Discovery

The body of a young woman was found Monday morning in Newport Beach. Investigators knocked door to door on beachfront homes, asking residents if they had seen anything that may help crack the case. Vikki Vargas reports from Newport Beach for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on March 4, 2013.
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The body of a woman found facedown in the sand near a lifeguard tower in Newport Beach has been identified as that of 20-year-old Bellflower resident Tina Hoang, according to the Orange County Coroner's Office.

Hoang was found Monday morning at West Ocean Front and Highland Street near lifeguard tower No. 71. She was pronounced dead at the scene, but authorities said Thursday they have not determined a cause of death.

Newport Beach detectives are investigating the case as a suspicious death. Autopsy and toxicology test results are pending.

The body was discovered at about 6 a.m. Monday near the water line. Investigators checked security cameras and vehicles parked near the beach.

Call 800-550-6273 with information about the case.
 

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