Young Woman’s Body Found Floating Near Scripps Pier

At this point, it is unclear if the woman had been diving or surfing in the ocean

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    A 19-year-old woman’s body was found floating near Scripps Pier Saturday, San Diego lifeguards confirmed.

    According to Lt. Andy Lerum, the deceased woman was found floating in the Pacific Ocean about 100 yards from the pier at around 12:15 p.m.

    Surfers spotted the body and alerted lifeguards, according to Jeff Gattes, UCSD Police Department spokesperson.

    On Sunday, the Medical Examiner’s office identified the woman as Spring Valley resident Alyssa Pezzoli. The ME said Pezzoli lived at home with her parents and brother.

    Officials have not yet clarified whether Pezzoli had been diving or surfing in the area. It was unclear how long her body had been in the water, but Lt. Lerum confirmed rigor mortis had set in.

    The corpse was brought onto the beach near the Scripps Pier base by lifeguards.

    Lt. Lerum said the Medical Examiner’s office would determine the victim’s cause of death. As of Sunday, no further details had been released.

    Gattes said there did not appear to be trauma on the body.

    The ME's report stated the UCSD Police Department would be handling the investigation.

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