Monday, July 25th, 2016

Friends And Family Remember Cal Poly Student Giselle Ayala

Giselle-AyalaA North Bay community is mourning the death of a Santa Rosa High School graduate who died while attending a spring break event in Southern California.  Some 300 people gathered on the "senior steps" of the high school last night to share their memories of 18-year-old Giselle Ayala. 

Ayala, a first-year student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, disappeared Friday night in the beach-side community of Isla Vista where thousands of people were attending an annual party called "Deltopia." 

A jogger found her body the next morning in the surf off Campus Point.  Ayala's family says it appears she fell off a cliff. 

Giselle's sister, Nastassia Ayala, says she had a way of making people feel welcomed.