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 Registerthat 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."