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Woman Found Dead on OC Beach Was Homicide Victim

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A 20-year-old woman whose body was found face-down in the sand on an Orange County beach in March was a homicide victim, authorities have just revealed.Tina Hoang, an alleged prostitute facing numerous criminal charges, was "slain," according to the The Orange County Coroner office, however officials have not made public the exact cause of death, reports L.A. Now.

The young woman's body was found by two pedestrians at the waterline near Highland Street, near Tower 71 in Newport Beach on March 4.

Shortly after Hoang was identified, her attorney, David Nisson says the victim had given birth in January and was facing multiple charges of prostitution. She was scheduled to be in court that week 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.

Newport Beach detectives, who have labeled Hoang's death as suspicious from early in the investigation, continue to work on the case.

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