Information Sought in UC Berkeley Campus Death over the Weekend

Wednesday July 07, 2010 - 10:13:00 AM

The University of California Police Department has announced that it is seeking the public’s assistance for information about the suspicious death of a young man who was found unconscious in the south campus area early Friday morning. 

The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that the victim, who died on Sunday, has been identified as Nicholas Bailey, 21, of Sacramento. 

The UC department posted the following information: 


“On Friday, July 2, 2010, at 9:02 a.m., UCPD responded to the 2500 block of Haste Street regarding a call of an unconscious person, possibly suffering from seizure and unknown injuries. Within minutes, UCPD arrived on scene and located the victim. UCPD Officers observed that the victim sustained possible head trauma and the victim was transported by the Berkeley Fire Department to Highland Hospital for medical evaluation and treatment. The victim has subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Investigation revealed that the victim was last seen at Blake’s on Telegraph (2367 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley) at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the early morning of July 2nd. UCPD is seeking from the public any information regarding the events leading to the victim’s injuries or other relevant details to this suspicious circumstance. 

The victim is described as:  

A 21 year-old Black male with short-cropped black hair, 6’ tall, 175 pounds. At the time of discovery by UCPD, he was wearing a black jacket, a grey/white plaid shirt, a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a pair of black athletic shoes. The victim is not affiliated with UC Berkeley. Identity and a photo of the victim will soon be released.” 


In an email, City of Berkeley Police Information Officer Sergeant Mary Kusmiss told the Planet that 

this is not a Berkeley Police Department case, that it is a University of Califomia Police Department investigation only. A commentator on a local blog claims that the body was found in the Anna Head building parking lot, which is University of California property.