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Report: Court Document Reveals New Details About Friend of Blaze Bernstein in Homicide Investigation

He was unable to tell authorities the girl’s last name or where she lived. The money will go to organizations that help children and families in need, according to a post on the Facebook group “Help Us Remember Blaze Bernstein.”

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Ivy League College Student Found Dead in O.C. He said he went back to the park about 3:40 a.m. The friend, who appeared nervous while talking to detectives, said they came from his involvement in a “fight club,” the Register reported. (Credit: KTLA)
The document, described by the newspaper as a 16-page search warrant affidavit filed by a sheriff’s investigator, detailed information given to detectives by a friend who said he drove Bernstein to Borrego Park in the Foothill Ranch area on Jan. His family has also set up a memorial fund at the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County in their son’s name. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday Bernstein’s body had been discovered in some brush on the outskirts of Borrego Park on Tuesday, ending a weeklong search for the teen. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
A document obtained by the Orange County Register Wednesday revealed several new details in the investigation into the death of Blaze Bernstein, the Lake Forest 19-year-old college student whose body was found in an Orange County park a week after he was reported missing. Bernstein was reported missing by his parents Jan. Hundreds of people attended a vigil for the University of Pennsylvania student in Lake Forest Wednesday night. The friend told investigators Bernstein seemed depressed but never spoke of hurting himself. 10, 2018. The unidentified friend had attended Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana with Bernstein, the Register reported, citing the affidavit. Investigators met with the friend again two days after Bernstein’s disappearance and noticed scratches on his hands and dirt under his fingernails. 2, the night he disappeared. A cause of death has yet to be determined. Park Where He Went Missing; Case Being Investigated as Homicide
Ivy League College Student From O.C. Detectives also noticed camping equipment inside the friend’s rental car and said he tried to cover his hands anytime he had to open a door or touch anything during the interview process. According to the friend, Bernstein went into the park alone to meet someone else after the two had spent some time hanging out together. When he was unable to reach Bernstein via Snapchat, the friend said he decided to go to a girlfriend’s house in Tustin about 1 a.m. 3. Vanishes After Going to Meet Friend at Park in Foothill Ranch after Bernstein still had not responded. Blaze Bernstein is seen in an image provided during a news conference on Jan. Based on the condition of Bernstein’s body, detectives determined he was the victim of a homicide.