LOS ANGELES —A 19-year-old Jewish student at the University of Pennsylvania who went missing from his parents’ home in California, has been found dead, JTA reported.
Blaze Bernstein’s body was found in a brush surrounding Borrego Park in Lake Forest, his hometown.
His death is being investigated as a homicide.
Bernstein had left his parents’ home a week ago and was driven by a friend to the park.
An attorney and friend of the family told CBS Los Angeles that the two arrived at the park around 10:30 p.m., and Bernstein went off alone to meet another unnamed person. The driver said Bernstein didn’t return text messages; according to the family friend, the driver returned hours later to search for Bernstein.
Bernstein did not take his keys, wallet, credit cards, medication or eyeglasses when he left his parents’ house to meet the friend, and did not say goodbye, his father told the Los Angeles Times.