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UC Berkeley student dies after fall from campus dorm

A UC Berkeley student fell to his death from a high-rise dormitory Tuesday night in an apparent suicide, friends and fellow Cal students said.

The student jumped from a sixth floor balcony of Towle Hall, a high-rise building that is part of the Unit 2 student housing complex at the university, UC Police said.

The Alameda County Coroner’s Bureau identified the man as Henry Treadway, 20, from El Cerrito.

Officers were called to the dormitory at 10 p.m. after they received 911 calls reporting a Treadway’s body lying in the courtyard.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Friends who knew Treadway said he was a resident of Towle Hall and a Cal sophomore.

Fellow students have planned a 10 p.m. vigil on Friday at Cal’s Sproul Plaza in memory of Treadway.

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  • Rebecca Robles said:

    He was one of a kind and his personality were golden. Im so fortunate that I had the chance to know him. I wish I could have been there for him, I wish he would have called. He is loved greatly and will be dearly missed. The world lost a beautiful person last night. He and his family will be in my prayers. And on a last note the college years are very stressful, as young adults we begin to carry the burdens of life…We must stand strong and support each other. Take the time to listen, take the time for others. Cherish every moment of life and the beautiful people we have around us each and everyday.