[UPDATED: Memorial to Take Place Sat.] Missing: UC Riverside Student Alan Sun-Long Lin Last Seen at Newport Beach Pub

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Alan Sun-Long Lin, 22
UPDATE: APRIL 1, 4:20 P.M.: Click here to see toxicology test results.

UPDATE: FEB. 18, 11:23 A.M.: A memorial will take place for Alan Lin tomorrow, Sat., Feb. 19, at Crystal Cathedral (12141 Lewis St, Garden Grove). The memorial starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be open to the public.

UPDATE: FEB. 15, 9:20 A.M.: An autopsy has indicated Lin died by drowning. His body showed no signs of trauma, according to Newport Beach police and a report by The Orange County Register. Toxicology tests have been conducted, but results can take up to 12 weeks. 

UPDATE, FEB. 13, 8:33 P.M.: From the Facebook page set up by Lin's loved ones:
Alan was found this morning 2/13/11. Thank you everyone who was a part of Alan's life and all the concerned people on Facebook. Alan was a great kid and he loved everyone. May he rest in peace. I love you Alan and you will be missed dearly.

News accounts state Lin's body was found this morning near BlueWater Grill in Newport Beach. No cause of death is known at the moment, although the coroner's department and detectives are investigating. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lin's family and friends.

ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 11, 8:50 A.M. There's a Facebook note going around titled "MY BROTHER ALAN IS MISSING" that has reached more than 13,000 people. It tells the story of 22-year-old UC Riverside student Alan Sun-Long Lin, who has been missing for almost a week now. Lin was last seen leaving Newport Beach's Rudy's Pub and Grill Saturday, Feb. 5 at approximately 1 a.m.

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Alan Sun-Long Lin was last seen at Rudy's Pub & Grill in Newport.

Lin, a mechanical-engineering major, resides in Riverside during the school week but visits family in Irvine on weekends.

Newport Beach and UC Riverside police are both currently investigating the situation. Lin was last seen wearing dark-colored jeans with a black T-shirt and tan blazer.

Lin's physical description:
  • DOB: 2/26/88
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • No tattoos, no piercings
  • Has a mole on his left cheek
  • Clean-cut

If you think you've spotted Lin or have any info on his disappearance, please contact the Newport Beach Police Department at (800) 550-NBPD. Messages may be left anonymously, if desired. His family may also be contacted at helpfindalan@gmail.com.
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Crescentdavita
Crescentdavita

I was wondering if they ever found this young man, much to my dismay he was found dead! My prayer are with the family and friends of this kid, I hope that wherever he is that he finds peace. If this was not an accident, and someone is responsible for this senseless crime may God place a heavy burden on their heart to turn themselves in!

uknown
uknown

Latina,

You don't know what they're checking. How do you know they haven't already checked and or are investigating? I don't think you really know anything about investigating deaths. There are many steps to take before ruling it a homicide, accidental, natural, or unknown. The police aren't going to give you any information unless they have to or it will not jeapordize their investigation.

Shawna
Shawna

OC weekly? Is there no moderator for these comments. Very inappropriate.

da90027
da90027

Family4 I feel you...Yes sadly there are people that get off saying horrible things about others to make themselves feel better about their pathetic unfulfilled lives. This is the downside of technology, before computers these people stood on street corners and yelled at passing cars or went home and kicked their dog. Now they have a forum for their hate.

This is a sad story no matter how you look at it. I would really like to know why this young man walked out (drunk most likely) by himself. Where were his friends. His body was found just 2 or 3 blocks away so he most likely stumbled around before he fell into the water.

If I had a friend who was this out of it I wouldn't have let them leave alone.

My deepest condolences to his family. So sad this bright young man is gone and all we have left are these hate filled people on here that will probably live to be 100.

jukebox
jukebox

Latina go be an idiot somewhere else and quit being an embarrassment to us latinas who are actual educated. R.I.P a shame the way you went..such a bright kid with a beautiful smile my condolences to your family<3

mother215
mother215

I've never met Alan but he was a friend of my daugher at UCR. My deepest sympathy to his family. I can only imagine what they are going thru now. This is a parent's worst nightmare. I cannot get over how quickly alcohol can take our children away. For those of you that knew Alan, please stay strong and become responsible citizen for Alan and his family. My prayer goes to his family.

family4
family4

I would like to know why no one is monitoring the remarks left by these monsters that get their jolly's off by leaving crude and inappropriate remarks? This young man was a friend of my son's, and was a friend to many, many others. He leaves behind a wonderful family, a ton of great friends, and all are grieving for him.I have flagged various remarks that are either full of profanity and other such nonsense. Please do your job, whoever is monitoring this blog, and remove the offensive comments.

VickieChang
VickieChang

OC Weekly does not believe in censoring our readers—comments remain as they are posted unless they violate our Terms of Use agreement.

family4
family4

If that is so, than remove your clickable flag YOU included to alert YOU to inappropriate comments. You have GOT to be joking. Please, other readers, let OC Weekly know how moronic their "beliefs" are.

VickieChang
VickieChang

The flagging option is there to protect the safety of commenters.

Graggle
Graggle

The world is cruel...which is evident in this incident... not everyone respects eachother's personal space/life... and its saddening... but "removing" these comments won't do anything... feed off of it and pray for his family harder... those who r un-empathetic will soon realize their mistake in their own lifes. Let it be, and God Bless the family n friends n soul of Alan.

God bless y'all...keep your head up.

family4
family4

That is just nonsense. This does not fall under the category of freedom of speech. There is a pop up "flag" button to alert the blog monitor that a comment is inappropriate and this blog monitor is supposed to remove inappropriate comments. What could possibly be more inappropriate than threatening others, using profanity, and overall tasteless jokes about the TRAGIC death of a young man?

family4
family4

I left my comment to point out that you have allowed indecent remarks that either are threatening or using profanity. You do have a small tab that says "flag" which a person can click when the comments cross the line. This is not about free speech or any other issue. Please remove the profane comments and those that are over the top offensive. I'm no prude. I get that people use profanity. But this is out there for all to see, including the family of Alan and his friends. They DO NOT deserve to have to see these offensive and hurtful comments.

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queer bait
queer bait

i have a bad feeling that a sick twisted man had his way with his little boy body =/

family4
family4

What kind of person leaves a remark like that? You are a moron who evidently has no respect for anyone. This was my son's friend, a well respected, well liked young man who does in no way deserve your screwed up remark. Get some psychological help, please. This young man had more girlfriends than you will ever have AND more loyal friends that miss him and are in shock and grief over his death.

Josuna714
Josuna714

my dearest condolences to the lin family..may you rest in peace alan..you will always be remembered as great person and cool co worker...

Latina
Latina

I want to know why they did this to him, and who! R.I.P Alan........................

Da90027
Da90027

Very sad story. Does anyone know if he was drunk when he left or if he left alone? Where he was found is only a couple of blocks away I'm surprised no one saw his body before this? At any rate I hope they find out what happened.

Julie Rees
Julie Rees

Bless you family, iam so sad for you. May your beautiful Alan rest in peace and may the lord hold you tight.God bless.Julie, San clemente

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angelique
angelique

what if to look upon you once morewould be harder than missing you forever?what if the most desirable endwas the one i could least bear?if seeing you again meant it was for the last time,should i wish to do so or leave you alive in my mind?shall i strangle my heart and abandon all memory,or keep it inside to choke on it slowly?all the joy and the love in my life found in youisn't nearly enough to stop this pain that bleeds through

alan, may you rest in peace

Guest
Guest

Apparently they found his body. Keep the family in your thoughts.

RIP Alan Lin
RIP Alan Lin

The body found this morning in Newport Bay by Blue Water Grill has been confirmed as Alan Lin.

jozi
jozi

What's your source?

bdizz
bdizz

@jozi -- sadly, his sister updated the facebook "event" and said his body was found this morning. So heartbreaking

Ben
Ben

Is this Facebook group still up? Does anybody know the circumstances surrounding his passing? Such sad news, condolences to his friends and family.

RIP Alan Lin
RIP Alan Lin

My heart breaks hearing news like this. I've never met him but I came across the facebook event. My condolences to his family and friends.

RIP Alan Lin

-From the Midwest

nicks
nicks

sister confirmed it on facebook

Mark
Mark

We got word that he died... is that true???

Larry Tucker
Larry Tucker

There have been three recent student disappearances in addition to this one. Two were engineering students. Nick Coppola vanished in December, Devon Minor in January, Leslie Buford disappeared but recovered over the weekend and returned to LSU with mental problems.

There is a long list of these disappearances. It's likely a little known problem discovered when it caused mental breaks for office workers forty years ago. The cubicle was designed to stop it in business offices by 1968.

No school provides Cubicle Level Protection where it is needed nor warns students about Subliminal Distraction exposure.

Dani
Dani

You're the same person who's posted on the website for the independent weekly in Charlottesville, Virginia "The Hook" talking about this Subliminal Distraction nonsense. You really get around.

Dsb129
Dsb129

i second broncos11.shut the fuck up if you're nothing but a drama riding whore.

latina
latina

crazy, I wonder if anyone was trying to get revenge at him.........Maybe hated him and set him up to meet there with out him knowing that they meant harm, or maybe they put something in his drink, why havent they checked the last calls he made???!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!?/ DUH!!>!??!?!?!?!?

Justin Drew Now
Justin Drew Now

Yea, you don't think law enforcement or the family would have checked his calls, bank statements, etc by now? Are you a moron? ???????/> (added the extra punctuation for you).

latina
latina

the extra punctuation is in ur fat face Justin, Shut the fuck up cuz u got nothing good to say

Latinatheslut
Latinatheslut

Hey latina, what's the fatest way to get you pregnant? Cum on your shoes, and let the flies do the rest.

Latina is FAT
Latina is FAT

Latina. I can't wait until you drown as well. Sadly, I will not attend your facebook event. I have a tea party to go to.

K3krusher247
K3krusher247

latina. I can't wait till you drown as well. I won't be attending your facebook event.

hitler
hitler

wow how did this thread devolve into racism? You are all idiots RIP ALan

326 PIRU ON LOCC
326 PIRU ON LOCC

what happened when the teacher told the chola to go do her essay

she got pregnant

Broncos11
Broncos11

what the fuck are you blabbing about you dumb bitch? just keep your eyes open, speak about him with some kindness and respect to his family and shut the fuck up.. he's a nice guy with a good heart, so don't talk like someone wanted to cap his ass like he's one of your asshole gang banger cousins.

Latina
Latina

Broncos??!! uuuugghhhhh u are a dumb bitch! Ure mom should of put u up 4adoption the minute ure nasty ass poped out of her loose ass, Get a life!!! and next time u wont have a comment on here!!!! So I hope u picked one wisely u faggat

TY
TY

The worst part is that your grammar and punctuation is the worst part. You sound like an uneducated imbecile who has no respect for a family who lost a son, brother, and friend. Maybe it's time for you to think your life over.

Nonnally
Nonnally

You know what? Just shut your mouth. A family just lost someone they love and you're babbling and insulting people online?Seriously? Have some respect and dignity for Alan's family please. Stop making yourself look like a ridiculous imbecile. It's embarrassing really.

Latina
Latina

first of all u were born form a bitch ok, that makes u one u dumb fuck, second of all this will be the last comment u will ever post u idiot, fat slob,

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