(L.A.) Jennifer Hanie, 31, Died on a Beach

Case Number: 2024-01721

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 31-year-old White/Caucasian female that occurred on a beach.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Jennifer Hanie.

Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Desagun.

STATUS: The decedent’s body is ready to be released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update may take three to seven months.

RIP JENNIFER KATE HANIE (September 9, 1992 – January 26, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 10:38 a.m.

The decedent’s body was discovered by a lifeguard on the sands of Manhattan Beach near the 2300 block of The Strand shortly after 10:10 a.m.

Her boyfriend and his friend reportedly had been searching for her since around 6:40 a.m.

“The reporting party stated he last saw his girlfriend near the water line,” police said in a statement. “The MBPD immediately opened an investigation and checked with surrounding agencies for reports matching the missing person’s description. The Los Angeles County lifeguards and the Unites States Coast Guard conducted searches of the beach and ocean.”

It was unclear whether Hanie had washed ashore, as initial reporting from the scene indicated that the body had been located off the coast, near the 1300 block of the water line.