MISSING: California student hasn’t been seen in 2 weeks; parents plead for information

Friends and family of a missing California college freshman held a vigil Thursday afternoon in North Carolina to draw attention to the case of 19-year-old Sydney West, who hasn’t been seen in more than two weeks.

West, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was in California to attend the University of California-Berkeley. She was last seen on September 30 in the area of Crissy Field, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area that was once an Army airfield, as CrimeOnline previously reported.

West’s parents, Jay and Kimberly West, released a video appeal for information about their daughter last week.

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“We love Sydney,” Jay West said in the video, which was released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “We miss Sydney, and we want more than anything for her to be found safe and brought back to our home.”

Syd's parents ask anyone with information to call the San Francisco tip line

Posted by Orange County Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 9, 2020


Sydney’s family reported her missing on October 2, San Francisco Police said, saying she is considered at risk because of depression.

Police said West is described as about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 135 pounds with blonde hair, probably in a pony tail, and blue eyes. She was last seen in a sweatshirt, white athletic shorts, and blue, slip-on Vans shoes.

North Carolina authorities said West prefers to be called Syd and may be carrying a black backpack.

⚠️ Missing Person ⚠️On October 2, 2020, at approximately 2:00 PM, San Francisco Police officers from Central Police…

Posted by San Francisco Police Department on Monday, October 5, 2020


Anyone with information about West in San Francisco should call Sergeant Horan at (415) 553 1028; in North Carolina, call Investigator Ashley Woodlief at (919) 245 2909.

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[Featured image: Sydney West/San Francisco Police Department]