LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Authorities Thursday were investigating the death of a 24-year-old graduate student whose body was found by a cleaning crew about a week after he died at a residence hall on the USC Health Sciences Campus.
Assistant Chief David Carlisle of the USC Department of Public Safety said no foul play was suspected in the death of Jacob Kelly, who was identified in a letter issued by a USC dean.
The body was discovered about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at Seaver Hall, in the 1900 block of Zonal Avenue, coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
An autopsy was pending, according to Winter, who said the body was decomposed.
Los Angeles police Detective David Alvarez told the Daily Trojan the cleaning crew of the residence hall smelled a foul odor and found the student, who had been dead for about seven days, in his apartment.
"It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of a member of our Keck School community," Dr. Rohit Varma of the Keck School of Medicine wrote in a letter distributed to KSOM students, staff and faculty.
"Jacob Kelley was a first-year student in the Master of Science in Medical Physiology program," Varma said in his letter. "Jacob's family has been notified of their son's passing."
Kelley was 24, according to the Daily Trojan.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.