Young woman's body found near Newport Beach lifeguard tower

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Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found on a beach near the water in Orange County.

Two people strolling at Newport Beach found the woman face down in the sand near a lifeguard tower around 6 a.m. Monday, the Orange County Register reports.

The woman is described as being in her mid–20s, about 5-foot–2 with a thin build.

“Detectives are trying to determine who she is and the possible cause of death,” Kathy Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department said, according to KPCC wire services.

With contributions from KPCC staff

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