ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have confirmed that a body discovered on the campus of Sonoma State University is that of a missing Northern California man.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Thursday that 18-year-old Kirk Kimberly was reported missing Oct. 17. His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Authorities say Kimberly was last seen leaving the Sonoma County city of Cotati on his bicycle to meet a friend in nearby Rohnert Park.
A landscaper discovered the body Wednesday in an area filled with rugged brush near two university music halls. Authorities removed it Thursday after cordoning off a 3-acre zone and scouring it for evidence.
The body was not badly decomposed, leading investigators to suspect it was buried recently.
Kimberly's family has been notified of his death.