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UCSB Student Found Dead On Isla Vista Beach

Posted on Monday, May 5, 2014 12:45am

The identity of a UC Santa Barbara student found dead on an Isla Vista beach has been released.

A bicyclist found the body of 20 year old Sierra Markee-Winkler on the shore just below the 6800 block of De Playa Drive around 7 a.m. yesterday.  Markee-Winkler lived in Isla Vista, and was from Eureka.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff”s Department says the young woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Detectives say the exact cause, and manner of her death may not be determined for several weeks.  They aren’t saying whether they think the death was accidental, or whether foul play might have been involved.

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