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UPDATE: Decomposed Body Found Near UCSB Dorm

The UC Santa Barbara Police Department is investigating the discovery of a badly decomposed body found near UCSB’s Santa Catalina twin tower dorm Thursday morning.Campus police and Sheriff’s Officials from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol unit were called out around 9:45, to a marshy area roughly 200 yards from the student bike racks. A U-C landscaping and maintenance crew made the discovery.The area is currently taped off for the forensic’s and coroner’s investigation. U-C Police Sgt. Rob Romero tells KEY News, detectives are treating the death as suspicious, but do not believe students are in any imminent danger.Romero would not divulge information about the victim’s gender, position of the body, or items that may have been nearby. University police are working with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department and Santa Barbara Police on various missing persons’ reports.Tune into KEY News at 5 & 6 for a full report, with the latest on this investigation.

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