University Worker Discovers Human Skeleton in Unused Building

Some skeletons can be found in the science classroom but they shouldn’t be discovered anywhere else on campus. Skeletonized human remains were found in an unused residence hall on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Officials confirmed that the skeleton was found in the shuttered graffiti-ridden building on the Clark Kerr Campus on January 10, 2023, but it’s unclear as to how many years the remains were actually there. The building is a residential hall complex and event space that has been unoccupied for many years. It sits roughly a mile from the main campus.

Police officers claim that there are no outstanding cases of missing persons from the Berkeley campus community but university students attending the school did receive a campus alert about the incident.

An unidentified man was the one who discovered the skeleton when he was working in the area. He said that the revelation didn’t surprise him much. “There’s a lot of homeless activity here so it was an abandoned building so figured probably something like that happened,” he said.

The Alameda County coroner has yet to determine the cause of death but the investigation remains ongoing.