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Authorities Idenify Body Of Woman Found Off Of South Coast

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 7:50pm

A body found in the ocean off of the South Coast has been identified as that of a young Orange County woman.

Someone spotted the body of 20 year old Kayla Hallee of Mission Viejo in the ocean about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, at Tajiguas Beach Tuesday afternoon.  The Coast Guard recovered the body.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says the cause of death is still being determined.  Detectives say it’s still unclear as to what the woman was doing in the area, and whether she was connected to a kayak found in the ocean about a mile away from where her body was recovered.

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