Body found at Tilden Park identified as that of former UC Berkeley student

County officials identified a body found at Tilden Regional Park on Aug. 28 as that of a former UC Berkeley student.

According to the Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office, the deceased was identified as 23-year-old Zuben Rikleen, who graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 and lived in Richmond.

A park visitor reported finding the body the afternoon of Aug. 28 on the Packrat Trail. Emergency medical aid and police officers then located the body before it was taken into custody by the Contra Costa County Coroner’s office.

East Bay Regional Park District police said that they found no signs of foul play and that the case was officially closed. Rikleen’s identity was previously withheld until next of kin were notified, according to a press release from the park district.

One other body had been discovered in Tilden Regional Park earlier in August, park district police said.

Alex Barreira is an assistant news editor. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @abarreira_dc.