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Ara Ghorgyi Ward, 48, of San Mateo was found dead June 19, 2013 on the San Mateo County coast.

HALF MOON BAY -- The body of a San Mateo woman who went missing after spending the night on Montara State Beach washed ashore about 20 miles down the San Mateo County coast, police said Monday.

Ara Ghorgyi Ward, 48, was found near Pomponio State Beach Wednesday around 7:15 p.m., said San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt. Her cause of death is still under investigation.

Ward, who may have been depressed and suicidal, fell asleep June 12 on the beach with her boyfriend, said Rosenblatt. When he awoke she was gone and he reported her missing.

Anyone with information about Ward can call the Sheriff's Office Detective Lisandro Lopez at 650-363-4055.

Contact Joshua Melvin at 650-348-4335. Follow him at Twitter.com/melvinreport.