Woman's Body Identified As Gulfport Seabee

The body of a woman found dead over the weekend has been identified as 23-year-old Christy Ayala.

Her body was found at the water's edge near the 800-block of Biloxi's Bayview Avenue on Saturday morning. Ayala, who is from Missouri, was a Seabee stationed in Gulfport.

The drowning death is still under investigation. Anyone with information about her whereabouts Friday evening should call the Biloxi Police Department.