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Cal Poly Student Found Dead at Campus Point

Giselle Ayala, 18, Was Found Saturday Morning at UCSB After “Deltopia” Party in Isla Vista


On Saturday morning around 8:20 a.m., after the annual “Deltopia” party weekend kicked off in Isla Vista, the body of a female was found near the surf line on the beach west of UCSB’s Campus Point by a jogger. On Sunday afternoon, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department identified the 18-year-old as Giselle Ayala, a freshman Cal Poly student originally from Santa Rosa. She was last seen around 11 p.m. on Friday night, and her friends reported her missing by 7 p.m. on Saturday night. There is no other information being released about the death, and Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate.

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