A jogging passerby found a UC Santa Barbara student dead near Campus Point at approximately 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported. Police said the death appears to be a suicide.
Parker James Williams, 20, was a second-year psychology and history double major living in Isla Vista. He was formerly from Aliso Viejo in southern Orange County and worked for UCSB Adventure Programs.
Kelly Hoover, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, said there were no signs of foul play.
Students who are in need of mental health support can contact Counseling and Psychological Services (C.A.P.S.) at caps.sa.ucsb.edu or 805-893-4411.
Correction: Williams was a psychology and history double major, not a biology major.