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Woman found dead on the sand in Newport Beach

March 4, 2013 | 10:08 am

Approximate location of where body was found shown in red.

Passersby found the body of a woman face down in the sand in west Newport Beach, police said Monday.

It was unclear how the woman died. Police said the woman was in her 20s.

Authorities were called to the area near Balboa Peninsula’s Lifeguard Tower 71 early Monday morning about 6 a.m. at West Oceanfront and Highland Street and determined the woman was dead, said Newport Beach Police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe.

Detectives and the coroner remained on the scene as of 8:50 a.m. No further details were available, Lowe said.

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Map: Approximate location of where body was found shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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