Alameda County Coroner's Bureau van
Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau van parked by UC Berkeley on Dec. 10, where a man’s body was found. Photo: Rain Hassounat

Update 1.19.20: The coroner’s office identified the man as Michael Killinbeck, 64, with no know fixed address.

Alameda County officials are searching for the name and cause of death of a man whose body was found Dec. 10 near a western entrance to UC Berkeley.

UC Berkeley police got a call at 3 p.m. Tuesday about a possible deceased person by the west crescent lawn on the university’s western border, according to UCPD spokesman Nicolas Hernandez.

“At this time, there are no signs of foul play and the Coroner has not yet confirmed the person’s identity,” he said.

The man, a transient, was white and was in his 40s or 50s, according to a spokeswoman from the Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...