20-year-old woman found dead on Newport Beach identified

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A woman whose body was found on the sand in Newport Beach has been identified as a 20-year-old Bellflower resident, and police are calling her death suspicious.

Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe tells City News Service two people strolling on the beach found Tina Hoang face down near a lifeguard tower around 6 a.m. Monday.

The Orange County coroner's office and police are still investigating how she died, awaiting autopsy and toxicology results.

Anyone with more information is asked to call Newport Beach detectives.

Correction: The date on a photo of Tina Hoang was previously mislabeled.

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