A University of Pennsylvania understudy who bafflingly vanished in California a week ago has now been discovered dead – and his passing is being explored as a murder, specialists said today.
The assortment of 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein was found around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the brush encompassing Borrego Park in Foothill Ranch – the recreation center where he vanished seven days sooner, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said today.
The body was found amid a hunt of the recreation center started by sheriff’s agents, the sheriff’s office said.
Bernstein, who had been home in Southern California for winter break, met with a companion last Tuesday and the two headed to Borrego Park, witnesses told the sheriff’s area of expertise.
Bernstein evidently escaped the auto around 11 p.m. also, went into the recreation center, the sheriff’s area of expertise said. That is the point at which he vanished and hasn’t been gotten notification from since.
The recreation center region was sought Friday, Saturday and Sunday without much of any result.
A post-mortem will be performed today, the sheriff’s office said.
Specialists did not discharge the reason for death or the state of the body.
“Sheriff’s specialists are currently following various leads, however no suspect is in care,” the sheriff’s office said.
Specialists had said recently that they didn’t consider the companion a suspect.