The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has identified the Grover Beach woman found dead Thursday near her vehicle in a ravine off Stagecoach Road as 59-year-old Georgette Gonzales.
On Friday, the California Highway Patrol continued its investigation into the cause of the crash, and the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Office is investigating the woman's cause of death.
Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit located the woman’s vehicle around 1 p.m. Thursday about 400 feet down an embankment at the bottom of a ravine near Highway 154, according to a news release.
Law enforcement, fire and forest service personnel responded to the scene by rappelling down the cliff to the vehicle. The woman was found dead several hundred feet away from the vehicle. She appeared to have been ejected during the crash, according to the news release.
The Grover Beach Police Department had confirmed that the woman was from Grover Beach and had been reported missing.