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Sheriff’s Office Releases Identity of Female Decedent Found on Beach in Carpinteria  

The female decedent who was located yesterday morning, March 27, 2018, on the beach near the Seal Rookery in Carpinteria has been identified as being 37-year-old Anita Rebecca Ruiz of Santa Barbara.  Next of kin has been notified.

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.  The investigation reveals that Ruiz died as a result of injuries she sustained from a cliff fall.  No foul play is suspected.  An official cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and lab results.

Ruiz was visiting family in Carpinteria and was last seen on Monday evening, March 26, 2018.  Anyone with information that would assist investigators, is asked to please contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office at 805-681-4145.


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