LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A 20-year-old woman reported missing in Long Beach was pronounced dead on Sunday after officials located her vehicle underwater.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, officers located a vehicle submerged in the Los Cerritos Channel Saturday night, located at 5th Street, just East of Silvera Avenue.

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Authorities explained they believed the vehicle was possibly related to the missing person’s investigation of Ashlee Armond.

Members of the Long Beach Fire Department and dive team were sent to the scene for a rescue operation and to recover the vehicle from the channel.

According to detectives, the vehicle was identified as the 2001 green Honda Civic, which was driven by Armond. Officials pronounced her dead at the scene.

A vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. at 5th Street and Silvera Avenue.

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A preliminary investigation revealed Armond was driving eastbound on 5th Street when she failed to stop at the end of the roadway, and drove into the channel.

Detectives explained they believe the collision was accidental.

Around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, officers received report that Armond was last seen leaving her friend’s house from the area of 7th Street and Margo Avenue in East Long Beach, and never made it to her final destination.

No one else was involved in the crash.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to contact detectives at (562) 570-7132.

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