NEWPORT BEACH (CBS) — Friends and family mourned Monday for a 22-year-old UC Riverside student whose body was found floating in Newport Bay off Newport Beach.

Alan Lin, of Irvine, was found by a passersby at 7:16 a.m. Sunday in the Rhine Channel near the 600 block of Lido Park Drive, Newport Beach police Sgt. Steve Burdette said.

Lin was last seen leaving Rudy’s Pub and Grill in Newport Beach about 1 a.m. on Feb. 5. His family reported him missing and set up a Facebook events page the following Friday, asking friends to forward the information about Lin’s disappearance. At least 45,000 people had viewed the page.

Lin’s body was found about three blocks away in the bay.

The page was updated Sunday:

“Alan was found this morning 2/13/11. Thank you everyone who was a part of Alan’s life and all the concerned people on Facebook. Alan was a great kid and he loved everyone. May he rest in peace. I love you Alan and you will be missed dearly.”

Lin’s cause of death has not been determined.

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Comments (3)
  1. Peter Wormer says:

    Found 3 blocks away from where he was last seen>?Missing for o ver one week.?.How long had his body been in the water..?.What happened in those 8 days.?..Too many questions as yet unanswered.., let’s hope the autopsy can give us some of the answers. Toxicoplogical tests should show whether someone tampered with his drinks..So sad,…so young.Sincere condolences to his family may he rest in peace….

    1. Tina says:

      It questions me also. He was last seen with friends inside the bar. Who leaves the bar not saying anything? Unless he was followed. Hurt by the alley… tried escaping then fell in the water, drowned. Something terrible happen and it wasn’t an accident