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Young woman's body found near Newport Beach lifeguard tower

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Crime Stock Photo (police caution tape)
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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.