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Eureka woman found dead in Southern California

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SANTA BARBARA- A college student from Eureka, Sierra Markee-Winkler, was found dead on a beach in Southern California over the weekend.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirms that at about seven a.m. on Sunday, a bicyclist discovered the 20-year-old on the beach in Isla Vista.  Authorities later determined she was dead.  Winkler was attending University of California, Santa Barbara.  The exact cause of death will not be determined for several weeks, when the coroner’s investigation is complete.  We will provide updates as they become available.

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