Body is Missing UCLA Student

David Goeser had been missing since July 22. Family members said on Facebook that they believed his death was a suicide.

By Sharon Bernstein and Jason Kandel
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 10:01 AM PDT
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Body is Missing UCLA Student

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Human remains found in Pacific Pallisades last week are those of a missing UCLA honor student, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner said Thursday.

David Goeser went missing July 22, and his white Toyota Corolla was found near a park in the Pallisades area two days later.

On Saturday, hikers found a human skull and skeletal remains in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive, near where Goeser's Toyota was located.

Family members shared the news and expressed their sorrow on a Facebook page that had been set up to help find the 22-year-old. In it, the family reported that the death had apparently been a suicide.

“Friends, we are deeply saddened to report that Wednesday, September 26, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office confirmed that the remains found this past Saturday belong to our dear son, David. Regrettably, David took his own life.

"While we grieve this tremendous loss," the post continued, "we are immensely grateful for the love and support of all who helped us in our search."

Goeser, 22, was last seen by his roommates at his home in the 1000 block of Roebling Avenue in West Los Angeles at 10 a.m. July 22, police said.

When family members had not heard from him in over a week they went to his house to check on him. They found his cell phone, identification, and credit cards but no sign of him.

An English major, Goeser was an honor student at UCLA. Family members said he was under a doctor’s care and in need of regular medication.

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