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Surfer Finds Body Of Young Woman Floating Off La Jolla Pier

Scripps Pier in La Jolla (Photo by nicksotis via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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A surfer discovered the body of a young woman floating just off the Scripps Pier in La Jolla yesterday.

It happened around noon yesterday. The surfer Eric Climzach told CBS 8 in San Diego that some people on shore called out for him to check on the woman who was about 100 yards from shore. She was face-down in the water, so he thought she might be snorkeling at first. But as soon as he touched her, he knew something was wrong.

Rigor mortis had already set in. Authorities believe she had been in the water for some time before she was discovered. There weren't any signs of what caused her death initially. There were scratches on her legs, but authorities believe that they were scratched up after her death. There were no signs of foul play.

The woman was described as a white woman between 18 and 28 years old. Climzach said she was wearing a rash guard and bathing suit bottoms. UC San Diego police were called to the scene, according to the Los Angeles Times.