Man found dead in car was Cal student


A 20-year-old man who was found dead in the heart of the University of California at Berkeley’s fraternity and sorority residential area early Saturday morning was from San Ramon, according to online posts.

Apoorve Agarwal was a junior at UC Berkeley pursuing a double major in applied mathematics and economics, according to the website of Law In Practice, a student-run organization for people who are interested in law but want more information about the field.

Agarwal, who graduated from Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon in 2012, was a general officer on the organization’s executive team and in his free time he enjoyed traveling, music and movies, according to the group’s website.

Officers who responded to reports of an unresponsive male in the 2500 block of Piedmont Avenue, between Dwight Way and Parker Street, found Agarwal dead shortly before 4 a.m. on Saturday, Berkeley police said. They said they are investigating his death as suspicious.

It doesn’t appear that foul play was involved in Agarwal’s death and alcohol may have been a factor, police said. Another 20-year-old man, Vaibhev Loomba, a student at UC Davis, was found dead at the Zeta Psi fraternity at 2728 Bancroft Way, about four blocks away from where Agarwal was found, at about 12:10 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Berkeley police also classified Loomba’s death as suspicious but haven’t released any additional information since he was found.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Agarwal was a finance intern at Advance Micro Devices and Northwestern Mutual and an internet marketing intern at Krypton Consulting Inc. in Newark and also had an externship at the Merrill Lynch brokerage firm in San Jose. According to his Facebook profile, Agarwal spoke Hindi, Spanish and English.

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