NEWPORT BEACH ( — The Orange County Coroner Thursday identified a woman who was found dead along the shore in Newport Beach.

Tina Hoang was found unconscious, lying face down in the sand around 6 a.m. on Monday by two people who were walking on the beach near Highland Street and West Oceanfront, Newport Beach police said.

The 20-year-old Bellflower resident was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Newport Beach Police Detectives are investigating this incident as a suspicious death, pending autopsy and toxicology results from the Orange County Coroner’s Office,” police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe said.

Anyone with information about Hoang’s death was urged to contact Newport Beach police at (800)550-NBPD.


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