**Body of Woman Found on Manhattan Beach Identified as Jennifer Hanie**
The body of a woman discovered on the sands of Manhattan Beach has been identified as Jennifer Hanie, 31, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner’s office. The grim finding was made by a vigilant lifeguard near the 2300 block of The Strand on Friday morning.
The boyfriend of the victim, Hanie, reported that he and a friend began searching for her at around 6:40 a.m. after she went missing. He told police that he had last seen her near the water line. As soon as the Manhattan Beach Police Department received the report, they launched an immediate investigation and reached out to nearby agencies for any similar missing person reports. The search efforts were supported by the Los Angeles County lifeguards and the United States Coast Guard, who combed the beach and ocean for any sign of Hanie.
Although initial reports indicated that the body had been found off the coast, near the 1300 block of the water line, it remains unclear whether Hanie had washed ashore. Police were able to positively identify the female victim through photographs and by contacting her next of kin.
Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding Hanie’s death to come forward and contact Manhattan Beach Detective Sgt. Taylor Klosowski at 310-802-5123. The investigation is ongoing, and any leads or details provided by the public could prove instrumental in shedding light on this tragic incident.
Manhattan Beach, located in California, is a popular destination for beachgoers, known for its pristine sandy shores and breathtaking views. Situated in the southwestern part of Los Angeles County, the city boasts a vibrant coastal community with a range of recreational activities and attractions.
As the investigation continues, the community of Manhattan Beach mourns the loss of Jennifer Hanie and awaits answers about the circumstances surrounding her death. The authorities are determined to uncover the truth and bring justice to this heartbreaking case.
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