Update: Deceased Male Found on Isla Vista Beach Identified as UCSB Student

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Annette Ding
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Update Oct. 30:

A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover the funeral costs of Alessandro Esquivel, confirming that he was a sophomore student at UCSB. However, Esquivel was not currently enrolled in classes, said Sgt. Daniel Calderon in a report to the VC Star.

Update Oct. 24: 

Sergeant Daniel Calderon just sent out a press release, revealing the identity of the individual as 20-year-old Alessandro Esquivel from Downey, California.

Next of kin has already been notified. The final cause and manner of death still has yet to be confirmed, pending toxicology and lab results.

Original Article from Oct. 22:

Around 9:00 a.m. on the morning of Oct. 20, a passerby discovered the body of a college-aged, caucasian male near the surf line east of the Camino Del Sur beach access in Isla Vista, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Kelly Hoover.

The identity of the deceased individual is being withheld until a positive identification is made and next of kin notified. The Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

A preliminary investigation confirmed that the death occurred recently and that there were “no obvious signs of foul play.”

The IVFP requests that anyone with relevant information contact them at 805-681-4179, or the non-emergency dispatch line at 805-683-2724.

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