The UC Santa Barbara Police Department found a dead body at Campus Point at 3 a.m. on Jan. 10. The deceased individual was not a UC Santa Barbara student, according to UCSB spokesperson Shelly Leachman.
Leachman said that foul play is not suspected. The identity of the deceased individual has not been released yet, though next of kin have been notified.
The wife of the deceased individual called local authorities after realizing that the deceased individual was missing. The deceased individual was known to take walks on campus, and a Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) canine unit came in to help find the missing person but was initially unsuccessful. However, local authorities were able to locate the deceased individual’s car.
Later that evening a missing person report was filed, and this time UCPD searched the campus for the missing person. UCPD found the deceased individual’s body at Campus Point right before 3 a.m. on Jan. 10. UCPD has concluded its investigation, but SBSO is conducting an autopsy which will reveal the cause of death.