HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Southern California authorities are trying to determine if a body that washed onto Huntington Beach is that of a woman who vanished in the ocean earlier this week.

The body was spotted early Thursday afternoon, but police Lt. J. Haught told The Orange County Register that it had not been identified as of Thursday night.

The Coast Guard and local authorities conducted a lengthy search for 18-year-old Jessy Cook, who was last seen in the water off Huntington Beach Pier late Tuesday night. The search was suspended Wednesday night.

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