VIDEO: Human remains found on Sonoma State campus identified as 18-year-old missing man


SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) -- Human remains of a man were found in a shallow grave at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park on Wednesday afternoon, sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies have identified him as 18-year-old missing man Kirk Kimberly, of Cotati.

At around 12:05 p.m., Sonoma State police were told by the school's groundskeeper of a possible dead body in a wooded area of campus west of parking lot M. 

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department responded and determined that it was human remains that were found.

A pathologist from the county coroner's office, a district attorney's office investigator, and crime detectives unearthed the remains, said Sgt. Spencer Crum.

"There's no time restraint," Crum said.

The remains were "in the form of a body and are not just bones," Crum said.


Police say the body had not been there long due to the amount of deterioration.

Anyone with information that might assist with the investigation is urged to call the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department at (707) 565-2121, or SSU Police and Safety Services at (707) 664-4444.

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