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Police seek body ID

By Juliet Leyba Daily Planet Staff
Thursday November 16, 2000

Early Wednesday afternoon police were called to 2547 Channing Way, where they found a body wrapped in a sleeping bag under a bay window. 

At press time, the cause of death and the victim’s identity had not been determined. University of California Police Sergeant Corey White said the deceased female appeared to be a transient and had no identification. 

The person was pronounced dead at the scene, and police sealed the area off. UC Police detectives and homicide investigators were called to the scene to investigate the death. “At this point we don’t know the cause of death. We don’t know who she is and we are proceeding as if this is a crime scene.” White said a passerby reported the body to the police department, but the agency determined that the university police had jurisdiction. The house, known as the historic Schorb house, is currently vacant. It is owned by the university.