A tragic incident unfolded on a Los Angeles County beach on Friday when a woman was discovered dead, mere hours after her boyfriend reported her missing. The deceased was identified as 31-year-old Jennifer Hanie by the Los Angeles County medical examiner’s office.
The grim discovery was made by a lifeguard at approximately 10:13 a.m. near the Manhattan Beach shoreline. This beach, a popular South Bay park, is a well-known spot for surfing enthusiasts. Hanie was reported missing earlier that morning, around 6:40 a.m., just before the break of dawn, as per the police records.
The boyfriend, who reported her missing, stated that he last saw Hanie near the water’s edge. He and his friends initiated a search for her, but when they were unable to locate her, they alerted the Manhattan Beach Police Department (MBPD).
In response to the report, an extensive search operation was launched involving the police, the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, and the US Coast Guard. They scoured the beach and the ocean in an attempt to find Hanie.
The circumstances surrounding Hanie’s death remain unclear. It is yet to be determined whether she was washed ashore in the hours following the missing person’s report. The cause of her death has not been immediately disclosed.
The incident has cast a somber shadow over the community and has left many unanswered questions. The investigation into this tragic event is ongoing, as authorities work to piece together the events leading up to Hanie’s untimely death.