[UPDATED with Coroner's Injury Description Changed:] Andy Chau, 18, Found Dead Next to UCI Parking Structure

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​UPDATED, JAN. 25, 3:55 P.M.: The Orange County coroner changed its press release today to state that Chau "was found next to a parking structure." In its original injury description, the coroner stated that he "jumped from a parking structure." The investigation is still ongoing. 
ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 23, 1:00 P.M.: Just after midnight last night, students discovered a body on the road near the Social Sciences Parking Structure at UC Irvine. The Orange County coroner's office noted that "the decedent jumped from a parking structure" and identified the man as 18-year-old Andy Chau of Santa Ana. 

UCI spokesperson Cathy Lawhon told the Orange County Register that Chau was a freshman at UC San Diego who was visiting a friend. She added that "the preliminary determination is that it was a suicide." 

A friend made this video to remember Chau, writing that he "was the greatest person ever" and "in so many ways the perfect guy and the perfect friend." 

Others have posted their condolences on Twitter. 


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