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UC Riverside student found dead in Newport Bay had high alcohol level, lab report says

April 3, 2011 |  8:43 am

A flyer taped to a traffic sign at 17th Street and Newport Boulevard alerted the public of Alan Sun-Long Lin as missing before his body was found floating in Newport Bay near Lido Park Drive.

A UC Riverside student who drowned in Newport Harbor had a high level of alcohol in his system when he died, toxicology report results released Friday show.

Alan Sun-Long Lin's post-mortem blood alcohol content was between .16% and .19%, according to the Orange County Crime Lab.

In the days soon after he went missing, his family had said that Lin, 22, of Irvine, was last seen leaving Rudy's Pub and Grill on Newport Boulevard on foot early in the morning of Feb. 5.

Eight days later, on Feb. 13, his body was found floating in the Rhine Channel near the Bluewater Grill restaurant. At the time, Newport Beach police investigators believed that no foul play was involved. They found no marks or bruises on Lin's corpse.

Read the full story: Coroner: Student found dead had high BAC level


Death of UC Riverside student whose body was found in Newport Bay a 'tragedy,' school says

--Imran Vittachi and Alexandra Baird, Daily Pilot / Times Community News

Photo: A flier taped to a traffic sign in Newport Beach alerted the public to Alan Sun-Long Lin's disappearance before his body was found floating in Newport Bay. Credit: Don Leach / Times Community News