The Livermore Police Department is investigating after a local man was found dead on the property of Las Positas College on Friday in an apparent suicide in public.
The incident is believed to have occurred on Friday between 8-9:35 a.m. at the community college on Campus Hill Drive in Livermore, according to Officer Taylor Burruss.
The man -- described only as a Livermore resident in his 60s -- was not a student nor a faculty member at Las Positas, and it is unclear why the college was the location, according to Burruss. "Out of respect for the decedent, the decedent's family, privacy laws, and in order to preserve the integrity of this investigation, we will not release the decedent's name or any further details at this point," she said.
The case is being investigated as an apparent suicide, with an official report from the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau pending, according to Burruss.
Jennifer Aries, spokesperson for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, confirmed the body's discovery on campus and that the person had no apparent affiliation with Las Positas, but deferred further comment on the incident to police.
Aries added that the campus was mostly empty on Friday morning due to the vast majority of classes -- except for certain laboratories and skills training courses -- being held online this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor's note: If you or somebody you know are in crisis, contact Crisis Support Services of Alameda County's 24-hour confidential crisis line at 800-309-2131 or CrisisSupport.org, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, via text at 800-799-4889, chat or at SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.