Body found in the Ocean near Santa Barbara beach

April 7, 2013

campus pointSanta Barbara County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a young woman whose fully clothed body was found in the water at a popular surfing spot near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

At around 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, a jogger discovered the body in the ocean west of Campus Point at UCSB.

The woman, described as college age, was not carrying identification. She was wearing a purple sundress and black lace-up boots.

Sheriff’ officials said the woman has been identified, but her name won’t be released until her family has been notified.

The department is working to determine whether foul play was involved or if the death was accidental.