A 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.