On the University of California, Berkeley campus, officials discovered a human skeleton in an abandoned, graffiti-covered building.
Officials at the school notified students that what looked like a human skeleton had been found in a building that had been unoccupied for many years. The remains were skeletonized, but the remains’ age is not known.
The remains were discovered on the Clark Kerr campus, a mile south of the main campus, last week, university police said.
According to officials, the building where the bones were discovered has been unoccupied for several years.
Authorities said the remains were “skeletonized” and that it is unclear how long they may have been there.
According to officials, there are no outstanding cases of missing individuals from the school. No public identification has been made yet, and officials have not commented on whether the remains belong to a woman or a man.
A man working nearby told KTVU that there was an abnormal amount of police activity in the area after the body was found.
The man added, “We saw a lot of police activity. There was a construction site. They were like demoing everything out of this building, and all of a sudden just stopped. The next day we saw the coroner come. A lot of police activity. It surprised me that much. There’s a lot of homeless activity here, so it was an abandoned building, so figured probably something like that happened,” the unidentified man added.
Officials said the Alameda County Coroner’s Office is investigating, and the cause of death will be revealed following an autopsy.