An investigation has been opened by the University of California Police Department after a human skeleton was found on the UC Berkeley campus.
In a statement shared with CNN, UC Berkeley police confirmed the site of the skeleton on Tuesday. It was found “in a building that hasn’t been occupied for many years” on the Clark Kerr Campus, approximately a mile from the main campus.
“It is unclear how long they have been at the campus,” police said in a statement. “There are no outstanding cases of missing campus residents.”
Additionally, the Alameda County Coroner’s Office has launched an investigation into the remains. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
“We anticipate that the coroner’s report will provide additional information,” police said. “We don’t anticipate this investigation disrupting resident activities at Clark Kerr Campus.”
As of fall 2018, the University of California, Berkeley had 30,853 undergraduate students and 11,666 graduate students. According to the university, Clark Kerr is a mini-neighborhood with Spanish mission-style architecture, tree-lined courtyards, and hiking trails accessible to students.