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Missing Long Beach Woman Found Dead In Submerged Car

20-year old Ashlee Armond, whose body was recovered by Long Beach Police from the Los Cerritos Channel after a single-car accident (courtesy of the Long Beach Police Department)
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The search for a missing Long Beach woman took a tragic turn on Saturday night when police found her car submerged in a storm drainage channel.Ashlee Armond was reported missing on around 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning when family members alerted the Long Beach Police Department that the 20-year old had disappeared after leaving a friend's house in Long Beach after midnight, Saturday morning. According to the police, Armond was described as "very dependable" and her lack of contact with family and friends was unusual. She also failed to show up at work, which led authorities to believe her disappearance was suspicious.

Sadly, police discovered her car at the bottom of the Los Cerritos Channel last night and recovered her body early Sunday morning, according to NBC 4.

Police believe Armond was driving down 5th Street in Long Beach when she drove through the dead end and right into Los Cerritos Channel. Detectives believe it to be simply an accident.

Authorities are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact the Long Beach Police Collision Investigation at (562) 570-7132.