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Body Found In Agua Hedionda Lagoon In Carlsbad

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, July 2015.
Bev Woodworth
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon in Carlsbad, July 2015.

A Carlsbad woman was found dead in the waters of Agua Hedionda Lagoon Wednesday.

A paddle boarder spotted the body of Gwen DeValliere, 50, floating in a section of the estuary near Bruce Road and Park Drive about 9 a.m., according to the county Medical Examiner's Office.

Fire department personnel retrieved the body, police Lt. Greg White said.

A cause-of-death ruling was on hold pending completion of postmortem exams.