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Cause of Death of Woman Found Dead on Beach Still Unknown [UPDATED]

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A woman whose body was found dead on the beach earlier this week has been identified, however it is still not clear to investigators how the young lady died.20-year-old Tina Hoang of Bellflower was found face down in the sand early Monday morning by two people walking in the area, according to City News Service. Hoang's body was at the waterline near Highland Street, near Tower 71 in Newport Beach.

Authorities say Hoang's death is "suspicious," but a cause of death has not been determined, pending the results of toxicology tests ordered by the coroner.

UPDATE 1:40PM: An attorney for the deceased woman has offered information about his client. David Nisson says Hoang gave birth in January and was facing multiple charges of prostitution. She was scheduled to be in court Friday in Van Nuys, and also had a court date at the end of March in Fullterton for a misdemeanor count of loitering to commit prostitution in Anaheim.

In total, Nisson was representing Hoang in 10 cases, of which six were open cases and the rest probation violations. Most recently Hoang had been arrested February 24 and released on bond February 27.

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"She was very nice, very polite," added Nisson.

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Woman's Body Found Face Down in Sand on Newport Beach