Cal Poly student found dead following spring break party
April 7, 2013
Officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s department have identified the body of a young women whose fully clothed body was found in the ocean off a Santa Barbara beach as an 18-year-old Cal Poly student.
Giselle Esme Ayala of Santa Rosa went to Deltopia, a Spring Break party in Isla Vista, with a group of friends from Cal Poly. The friends reported they last saw her at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday night. They reported her missing on Saturday at 7 p.m.
At around 8:20 a.m. on Saturday, a jogger discovered Ayala’s body in the ocean west of Campus Point.
Ayala was a first year Sociology major and a resident of Yosemite Hall.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s department has not yet determined whether foul play was involved or if the death was accidental.