Coroner identifies student who jumped to his death at UCI

A Santa Ana man who jumped to his death from a UC Irvine parking structure has been identified by the county coroner.

Andy Chau, 18, jumped from the seventh level of the Social Sciences Parking Structure shortly after midnight Sunday, according to the coroner.

Chau died at the scene, according to Supervising Deputy Coroner Daniel Aikin.

Chau, a freshman at UC San Diego, was visiting a friend at UCI, said campus spokeswoman Cathy Lawhon.


Counseling services were offered for the students who discovered Chau’s body, but they were declined, Lawhon said.

— Lauren Williams

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