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Missing UCSB student found dead in Cold Springs Canyon

Annie Wang was reported missing on Monday

ISLA VISTA, Calif. - A missing UC Santa Barbara student was found dead in Cold Springs Canyon, Santa Barbara County Tuesday afternoon.

Annie Lynn Wang, a UCSB student from San Diego, was last seen by her roommates around 3 a.m. Friday studying in Manzanita Village dormitory.

A missing person report was filed for Wang around 9:40 a.m. Monday morning.

Information obtained during the missing investigation revealed that she could be in the Cold Springs Bridge area according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

A Sheriff Search and Rescue team searched the area around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and located Wang dead in the Cold Springs Canyon. 

Wang's death is the result of an apparent suicide, investigators say. Her family has been notified.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses and other bereavement costs.

Here are some suicide prevention phone numbers:

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255

C.A.R.E.S: 1-800-400-1572

S.A.F.T.Y.: 1-888-334-2777

Santa Barbara Response Network: 805-699-5608


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