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    CA - Tina Hoang, 20, Newport Beach, 4 March 2013

    Newport Beach Police scoured half a dozen blocks along the waterline Monday searching for clues after the body of a woman was found face-down in the sand.

    The body was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. near Highland Street (map). Aerial video showed the location near a lifeguard tower.
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    Ok so what we have known is body was found face down in the sand, may have been in the water. No gunshot wound, no ID, prob naked as searching for clothes was mentioned. Death is supicous. A car was found on the street with parking ticket has not moved (is street sweeping day) and is said to belong to a person who visits someone in the area frequently.

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    It has also been reported that 3 candles were found almost like a memorial before the police released any info on the body. They are being examined as potential evidence.

    Now that is really creepy.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?se...nty&id=9015056

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    I checked through the local news twitter feeds for the past seven days and came across reports of a shooting in a building on the 3rd floor of an apartment building in Newport Beach.
    The person making the claim is incredulous that it was not being reported in the news, yet a shooting around the same time up the road in Anaheim was.

    ocregister and newportbchtweet retweeted this persons information and asked for more details, but have as yet not reported anything further.
    Strangely, none of these news tweeters reported the 'Newport Beach Asian Girl' in the days since.

    Time will tell if this is linked.

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    http://www.ocregister.com/news/polic...man-death.html

    "Police have not commented on whether the body showed signs of trauma, whether there were signs of a struggle or whether the body had washed ashore."

    "The identity of the woman is being withheld while her next of kin is notified, police said. Autopsy and toxicology results are pending."

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    Jellybeanz, I found an article that seems to fit your description:

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/polic...tia-point.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonia View Post
    Jellybeanz, I found an article that seems to fit your description:

    http://www.ocregister.com/news/polic...tia-point.html
    Thanks, I saw that. That was Wednesday evening though.
    The shooting in that Newport Beach apartment happened between Sun afternoon and Monday afternoon.

    The victim in the shooting in Anaheim on Sunday afternoon was reported as not being a gang member, however the word on the street is that it is gang related. The Wednesday shooting you linked to could well be fallout from this Anaheim shooting?

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    Identified: Tina Hoang

    Looks like she's been identified.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/...t-beach-shore/

    I believe Chinese.

    Cant tell from the picture if that's a bruise or a tattoo on her right temple.

    Similar age, same race and so close in time to the Elisa Lam case makes me wonder.

    -MW

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    Oops, she has a minor rap sheet

    http://www.bustedmugshots.com/florid...hoang/57076351

    http://www.jailbase.com/en/arrested/...oang-120075352

    Looks like recently moved here or found reason to be here from Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinewonder View Post
    Looks like she's been identified.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/...t-beach-shore/

    I believe Chinese.

    Cant tell from the picture if that's a bruise or a tattoo on her right temple.

    Similar age, same race and so close in time to the Elisa Lam case makes me wonder.

    -MW
    From your link ....
    'The 20-year-old Bellflower resident.'

    So, how did she get to Newport Beach, or what was she doing there?


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    Found a booking for her as recent as 25th Feb for prostitution.

    http://www.localcrimenews.com/lookup.php?jid=8743901

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    Another young life lost. I sure hope they can find those responsible. RIP Tina.
    Last edited by LaborDayRN; 03-07-2013 at 06:48 PM.

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    I did find a website that said a Tina Hoang was arrested for prostitution on 2/25/2013. She is listed as being 20 yrs old and has a bellflower address.

    http://www.localcrimenews.com/lookup.php?jid=8743901

    Could very be the same person and that would also explain how she was identified so quickly via fingerprints

    See it's already been posted..

    Bellflower is about 30 miles away but if a well off guy suddenly had the urge to pick up a prostitute he may go there. I can't understand why though since it should take a lot less time to get to say Anaheim ( beach blvd.)or Santa Ana ( harbor Blvd) , only about 20 miles away. Besides the fact that most would probably just call an escort service instead. Also, I doubt a "john" would pick up a girl kill her and then drive back to his neighborhood. Maybe she had a pimp or it was someone that picked her up and decided to dump the body in the water or near the coast to make it look like she just washed ashore. Of course not realizing that is unlikely to be the case with the NBPD. She could have been an escort too though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinewonder View Post
    Looks like she's been identified.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/...t-beach-shore/

    I believe Chinese.

    Cant tell from the picture if that's a bruise or a tattoo on her right temple.

    Similar age, same race and so close in time to the Elisa Lam case makes me wonder.

    -MW

    On Thursday, police released two photos of Hoang in which a tattoo of stars and flowers can be seen near her right eye.


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...dentified.html

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    Here's a good update:

    http://ktla.com/2013/03/07/woman-fou...#axzz2Mtet8nNo

    The FB photos may be in line w/ her arrests. Perhaps hanging out with the wrong type of people.

    "Hoang" is a Vietnamese last name, but those who possess the last name could be ethnically Chinese (eg: "Hoang" -> Hong, "Ngo" -> Ng, "Tran" -> Chan/Chen, "Truong" -> Chang)

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