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Newport Beach body identified as Bellflower woman

Bellflower resident Tina Hoang, 20, is seen in photos provided by the Newport Beach Police Department. (Left photo taken in September 2012, right photo taken in February 2013)

March 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman found dead along the shore in Newport Beach has been identified as 20-year-old Tina Hoang of Bellflower.

Authorities are investigating her death as suspicious, pending autopsy and toxicology tests.

A couple walking on the beach early Monday morning found Hoang's body face down in the sand near the water across from Highland Street. The woman did not have a purse or a identification with her.

Police are looking for surveillance video that may shed some light on how she died. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Newport Beach Police Department's hotline at (800) 550-NBPD.