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

Newport Beach Police Department

Tina Hoang in February 2013. She was found dead Monday, March 4, 2013.

Newport Beach Police Department

Tina Hoang in September 2012. She was found dead Monday, March 4, 2013.


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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