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Dead woman found near UCSB identified

Woman found near UCSB identified

ISLA VISTA, Calif. - The young woman found dead on the beach near UCSB has been identified.

Her body was discovered in the water near Campus Point early Saturday morning.

She is 18-year-old Giselle Esme Ayala of Santa Rosa. Ayala attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says Ayala was in Isla Vista with a group of friends for the spring break party known as Deltopia.

Her friends reported her missing around 7 p.m. on Saturday night. She was last seen Friday night around 11 p.m.

Her death is still under investigation.

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