Woman’s Body Found Off Sunset Cliffs

by on October 3, 2013 · 6 comments

in Life Events, Ocean Beach

Monaco St PL

Foot of Monaco Street in Point Loma, looking south along Sunset Cliffs.

A woman’s body was found floating in the ocean near the foot of Monaco Street along Sunset Cliffs.  About 12:30, Thursday, a group of surfers found the body about 100 yards offshore, in the surf.

A passerby called 911 at 12:35. Lifeguards pulled the fully-clothed body from the water.  The woman appeared to be in her mid-20’s San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Maurice Luque told the press.

Her identity and the cause of death have not been determined.  Her body was taken to lifeguard headquarters in Mission Bay.

One report has San Diego police saying her case appears to be a suicide.

Monaco Street is about one block south of Hill Street in southwest Point Loma on the Pacific side of the Peninsula. There are several well-known surfing spots in the near vicinity.

The cliffs are notoriously dangerous and have claimed a number of victims over the years in this same area. In the early Sixties, the body of a 3-year old daughter of a local newspaper columnist was found near the foot of Monaco Street.

News sources:

U-T San Diego


7San Diego




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avatar Khushal October 4, 2013 at 3:24 am

I cannot beleive im seeing this. .. This is soo unreal. She was such a beautiful person, always happy and having fun. .. a girl with a big sweet heart who did anything for family. .. Fresh I can’t beleive this is you on the news and I don’t think I ever will. .. You had such a beautiful family with 3 adorable children who cried when you were gone for a minute. .. You married your college sweet heart and had everyone to support you. .. I don’t know why you didn’t think about all of us before you left us… I hope your in a better place, I hope your soul attains peace. We live you and always will. Ina lahi wah ina ilahi ra ja oon. RIP


avatar Frank Gormlie October 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

Friday’s U-T added this:

“Police said the 31-year-old woman left behind a journal and other evidence that led them to believe she had committed suicide.”


avatar Steve October 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Tragic on so many levels….God bless the kids left behind. BTW…..The child that was found at the same spot years ago was the grandson of Jack Murphy, sports writer after whom Chargers stadium was named. As I recall, the boy’s name was Jamie.


avatar Frank Gormlie October 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

Steve – thank you for your historical note on the history of tragedies around that same location along Sunset Cliffs. As a teen I lived close by with my parents and fairly clearly remember the child’s death. Had forgotten it was Murphy’s grandson.


avatar Sar October 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

Still can’t believe your gone. We miss you and love you dearly, you had such a big and kind heart, we met in 7th grade and been good friends for 18 years. You always put other people’s feelings a head of yours. You were such a genuine and beautiful person all around. You truly were an Angel on earth, now your Allah’s Angel in heaven. I know your in heaven smiling down on us right now. Hope to see that beautiful smile again one day. Love you my friend. May Allah bless your soul and heal everyone’s heart that is effect by this tragic loss.


avatar Kaejae May 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Today I heard this shocking news and had to research it for my self now that I have clarity I feel still at the short end of the stick I love you fresh I miss ur sillyness ur spontaneous eager for life and fun you are always in my heart and prayers no matter what I miss u n u have been a pleasure to have met and been a true friend <3 my heart goes out to all of ur loved ones n friends I will never forget you rip freshta<3


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