updated 1/25/2007 8:59:50 PM ET 2007-01-26T01:59:50

Authorities said the body found Thursday in the trunk of a car parked at Santa Rosa Junior College is that of a Stanford student who had been missing since Saturday.

Santa Rosa police officers located Mengyao (May) Zhou's silver Toyota Corolla in the campus planetarium parking lot around 7 a.m. Thursday morning.

Zhou was an electrical engineering graduate student at Stanford who had been missing since Saturday, when she left her Palo Alto home to run some errands.

The cause of Zhou's death remains under investigation, though authorities say there were items found in the car that were consistent with a suicide.

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