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Apr 7, 2013 4:32 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Officials confirm body found in ocean near UCSB was Cal Poly student

Officials with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office confirm that the Cal Poly student who died in Santa Barbara is the same woman whose body was found in the ocean near Campus Point at UCSB on Saturday.

According to police reports, 18-year-old Giselle Esme Ayala of Santa Rosa was in town with a group of friends for Deltopia, a Spring Break party in Isla Vista.

At around 7 p.m. Saturday night, Giselle's friends reported her missing.

She was last seen by her friends at approximately 11 p.m. Friday night.

Sheriff's investigators were able to confirm that she was the deceased female found.

She was a first year Sociology major at Cal Poly. Her family and the Cal Poly Community have been notified.

Her death is still under investigation, and no further information is available at this time.

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