Skeletal stays discovered at UC Berkeley earlier this 12 months have been recognized and the way of demise dominated a murder, the college’s Police Division introduced Wednesday.
The stays had been present in January in a constructing used as cupboard space.
They had been recognized as these of Steven Lawrence McCreary, born in October 1972.
Skeletal stays discovered at UC Berkeley earlier this 12 months have been recognized as these of Steven Lawrence McCreary, and the demise was deemed a murder.
“Forensic and different proof signifies the demise occurred a few years in the past,” UC Berkeley police mentioned in a information launch.
McCreary was identified to have been alive in 2009, the division mentioned.
“Based mostly on the situation of the bones analyzed by the Alameda County Coroner’s Workplace, McCreary’s demise is a murder,” the division mentioned.
McCreary was initially from Texas and was not affiliated with the college, officers mentioned. He was “identified to journey across the nation” by varied means together with prepare and hitchhiking and had hung out within the San Francisco Bay Space.
The constructing the place McCreary’s stays had been discovered was a part of the Clark Kerr Campus, a former residential corridor a mile from the “core campus,” officers mentioned.
The incident stays below investigation, and college police requested that anybody with data contact Det. Sgt. Jon Caires at (510) 642-0482, [email protected]; or Det. Mitch Levi at (510) 642-3658, [email protected].