Blaze Bernstein

Blaze Bernstein Update: Missing college student left behind wallet, belongings in park before vanishing

Loved ones continue to desperately search for Pennsylvania college student, Blaze Bernstein, who vanished without a trace last Tuesday from Borrego Park, in the Foothill Ranch area of Lake Forest, California.

Los Angeles Times reports that 19-year-old Blaze was visiting family in Foothill Ranch on break from his studies the University of Pennsylvania, when he disappeared from a park after his friend went into the park’s restroom. The college student left behind his belongings, including his eyeglasses, wallet, credit cards, and keys.

His parents are hoping drones, currently being utilized, will help bring Blaze home.

“If there’s any way you can come home, whatever has happened, wherever you’ve been, whoever you’ve talked to — it doesn’t matter,”said Blaze’s mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein. “We love you so much that we would give up everything we have to have you back.”

The friend with Blaze when he disappeared said that the missing student disappeared at around 11 p.m. while waiting for the friend to return from the restroom. Law enforcement have cleared the friend from any wrongdoing. Officials also don’t believe foul play was involved in the teen’s disappearance, yet have no explanation of why he vanished or where he could be.

Pepper Bernstein said her son was scheduled to fly back to Pennsylvania on Sunday, but there’s nothing that indicates he made it back.

“He’s a phenomenal, unique, interesting person,” Pepper Bernstein told the LA Times. “Blaze was like any normal kid his age at an Ivy League school.”

Prior to his disappearance, Blaze spoke with a friend on social media, but the app doesn’t keep conversations, according to authorities.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Blaze is white, weighs about 130 pounds, stands 5 feet 8, and has brown hair and blue eyes. At the time he disappeared, Bernstein had a dark jacket on with a gray shirt and white Adidas shoes.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact authorities at 714-647-7000. 

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