Crime Missing student's body found, death considered a homicide

22:06  10 january  2018
22:06  10 january  2018 Source:   CBS News

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00:00 Missing student ' s body found , death considered a homicide . Authorities had said earlier this week that they did not consider the friend a suspect.

The body of a missing University of Pennsylvania student was discovered Tuesday afternoon in some brush surrounding Borrego Park. His death is being considered a homicide . An autopsy is being performed Wednesday.

a man smiling for the camera: Blaze Bernstein has been missing since Tue., Jan. 2, 2018. © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Blaze Bernstein has been missing since Tue., Jan. 2, 2018. LAKE FOREST, Calif. – A 19-year-old college student who went missing last week has been found dead, reports CBS Los Angeles. Blaze Bernstein's body was discovered during a search Tuesday afternoon in brush near Lake Forest's Borrego Park, the Orange County Sheriff's Department confirmed.

Authorities are investigating Bernstein's death as a homicide. An autopsy is being performed Wednesday.

Deputies had been scouring Borrego Park and nearby Whiting Ranch Park for days looking for Bernstein.

Bernstein, who was visiting with family on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania, went to the park on the night of Jan. 2 to meet an unknown person for unknown reasons, said Annee Della Donna, an attorney and friend of the family. Earlier that night he had texted a friend asking for a ride to the park in order to have the meeting, she said.

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The attorney said Bernstein and the friend arrived around 10:30 p.m., and Bernstein went off alone into the park. The friend said he waited behind in the car.

The friend later said when Bernstein didn't return he sent text massages to him, according to Della Donna. The friend said he left and returned hours later to search for Bernstein.

"He didn't have anything with him," Della Donna said Friday in an interview with CBS Los Angeles. "He didn't have his glasses or his medication. He didn't bring his wallet or a phone charger. I don't think he planned on this being a long trip and he just disappeared."

In an interview with CBS Los Angeles, Bernstein's parents pointed to the left behind items as evidence that the teen planned on coming home that night.

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– A 19-year-old college student who went missing last week has been found dead , reports CBS Los Angeles. Authorities are investigating Bernstein' s death as a homicide . An autopsy is being performed Wednesday.

A University of Pennsylvania student who mysteriously disappeared in California last week has now been found dead -- and his death is being investigated as a homicide , authorities said today. The body of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was found around 2 p.m

"The fact that he didn't tell us he was going out tells us that he wasn't planning to be gone very long," said his mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein.

The family realized Bernstein might be missing the next morning when he missed a dentist appointment.

A cause of death remains unknown.

Blaze Bernstein has been missing since Tue., Jan. 2, 2018.: 180106-cbsla-blaze-bernstein-missing-college-student.jpg © CBS Los Angeles 180106-cbsla-blaze-bernstein-missing-college-student.jpg

Hate crime charges being considered in Blaze Bernstein death .
Suspect Samuel Woodward told investigators he became angry after Bernstein kissed him the night he disappeared . Asked if it could be considered a hate crime, Rackauckas said, "That's certainly an open question and we are in fact looking for evidence that might support that." Bernstein was studying psychology and worked on a campus culinary magazine. His friends and family gathered at a memorial service earlier this week.  "We have this bright young soul with the world at his fingertips and then all of a sudden, they're gone," Gideon Bernstein said."He was learning to love himself and I think he was there….

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