Leilani Laufiso Funaki, 38, with her husband Katoa Ki He Hau. 

The victim in the apparent drowning at the Beaverdam Reservoir off Belmont Ridge Road in Ashburn has been identified via posts on social media, The Burn reports.

She was Leilani Laufiso Funaki, 38, a recent PhD student at George Mason University and an employee of Capital One in McLean.

In a startling new detail, her husband — Katoa Ki He Hau — did a Facebook Live from the shoreline of the reservoir as his wife set out on her paddle board alone Thursday evening, The Burn's Chris Wadsworth reports. 

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