Well, Halloween has either come late or very early. A grisly discovery in the form of a human skeleton was made on the University of California’s Berkeley campus recently.
ABC News reported that the remains were found in an unused building in the Clark Kerr complex.
The outlet wrote, “it’s unclear how many years the remains were in the shuttered building on the Clark Kerr Campus, which is a residential hall complex and event space that’s about a mile from the main campus.”
An investigation is pending.
How Long Did The Building Go Unused?
The building hasn’t been used in “many years,” police told the media.
According to CNN, “it is not clear how many years they have been there. There are no outstanding cases of missing individuals from the campus community.”
CNN reported, “the Alameda County Coroner’s Office has also opened an investigation into the remains.”
Is It Known How The Person Died?
Not at this time. CNN wrote, “the cause of death hasn’t been determined.”
The Alameda County Coroner’s Office will be inspecting the “skeletonized” remains, which will hopefully lead them to an answer.
The police said, “we understand that there are many questions and we anticipate that the coroner’s report will provide additional information. We do not anticipate this investigation will disrupt resident activities at the Clark Kerr Campus.”
The School Describes The Clark Kerr Complex On Its Website
According to the university’s website, “Clark Kerr is a mini-neighborhood with Spanish-style architecture and tree-lined courtyards.”
It’s approximately “six blocks from the main campus.”
Clark Kerr housing “includes both residence hall and suite accommodations. The suites are single-gender and include a shared bathroom, a common area, and a separate locked entrance. Residence hall floors share a central bathroom and are all gender.”
UC Berkeley Ranks Well And Is Respected
Don’t let this macabre discovery keep you from applying to this school if you really want to.
According to College Gazette, “UC Berkeley was founded in 1868. It was the original university of the University of California System, and the second-oldest university in California.”
Several alumni over the years have gone on to make names for themselves across numerous fields.
Some of the most notable graduates include Ashley Judd, Gregory Peck, Alex Morgan, and George Takei.
You can find other graduates listed here.
According to U.S. News, the top majors students pursue include: “Social Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Engineering; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics and Statistics; Natural Resources and Conservation; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Physical Sciences; and Communication, Journalism, and related programs.”
There Are Three (Maybe Four) Reasons Why Berkeley Is Cool
San Francisco it isn’t. Not even close.
However, there are three reasons why you should visit Berkeley at some point.
The food is diverse and fantastic. As Travel Noire reported in 2019, “if you enjoy foods from all over the world, just across from campus, you will find the popular ‘food street.’ This road literally has almost anything you could possibly crave.”
It’s a great spot for artists and those who appreciate art. There’s visual art and even performance art to take in, depending on when you go.
Love Sake? Hit up Takara Sake which “offers daily tastings that will take you through a brief history of this Japanese spirit.”
Takara Sake has the distinction of being the only Sake distillery in the U.S.
There’s also a fourth reason that we listed as an “honorable mention.” Check out the marina, offering great sunset views, and The Berkeley Boathouse, a great restaurant with views of the Bay.