The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department this morning announced an update in the investigation surrounding the body found by passers-by around 6 a.m. Saturday morning at the base of the cliffs near Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista. The man has now been identified as 22-year-old Noah Jason Krom, who was close to completing his fourth year at UCSB. Sheriff’s spokesperson Drew Sugars said that investigators were currently trying to construct the last twelve hours of Krom’s life in order to determine what might have killed him.
Krom is the son of Irvine city councilmember Beth Krom, who is currently campaigning to be the congressional representative for the state’s 48th district. On Sunday, Beth Krom posted an announcement on her website from both her and her husband, Solly, that read as follows:
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our son Noah Krom in Santa Barbara on Friday night. He was a Senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We appreciate the kind thoughts, prayers and messages we have received from our friends, the community, and our colleagues, as well as messages from those who have touched Noah’s life over the years. We are grateful for your support during this difficult time.