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Body Found Floating in Newport Harbor ID'd as Missing Student

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The body of missing UC Riverside student Alan Sun-Long Lin, 23, was found yesterday morning floating in Newport Harbor's Rhine Channel. The Irvine resident had been missing for about two weeks, according to the Daily Pilot.

Lin was last seen at an area restaurant, Rudy's Pub and Grill in Newport, at around 1 a.m. on February 5th. He was leaving the restaurant by himself.

The body was discovered Sunday morning, and authorities confirmed it was Lin late yesterday afternoon. According to Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Burdette the body appeared to have been in the water for a while, but did not show signs of foul play. A full autopsy is pending.