Friend of U Penn student arrested in murder case

Blaze Bernstein

Orange County police named the suspect arrested as Samuel Woodward, 20.

Woodward attended Orange County School of the Arts around the same time as Bernstein. Bernstein's body was found Tuesday in a shallow grave in the brush surrounding the park, police said. Woodward had told homicide investigators that he drove Bernstein to Borrego Ranch Park on January 2, the night Bernstein disappeared.

"We do believe Mr". Details of Bernstein's death aren't being released.

The two knew each other from high school, Barnes said.

Samuel Lincoln Woodward
Samuel Lincoln Woodward

Detectives working with coroner's officials had run forensic evidence gathered at the park for DNA to help identify a potential suspect, law enforcement sources said.

Authorities are not specifying the condition of Blaze's body or how he died yet, as there is still an ongoing, active investigation in the case.

"As a parent myself, I put myself in the shoes of the Bernsteins and can't imagine the grief they must now face", he said.

Bernstein, a sophomore, was planning to major in psychology and later study medicine, the Orange County Register reported his father, Gideon Bernstein, saying last week. His wallet, credit cards, glasses and cash were all found in his room.

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Investigators were first led to Woodward as a person of interest through his SnapChat conversation with Bernstein. "With his death, a lovely life has been extinguished". "I would just say that we are grateful for the fine men and women and men in the OCSD who have worked tirelessly to get answers for our family, our community and the world".

Bernstein's mother commented on the news on Twitter, following a tweet from ABC-affiliate KABC. My thoughts are: Revenge is empty. It will never bring back my son. At around 1:15 p.m. a photo was taken of the suspect arriving to the jail. Several celebrities, including Big Bang Theory actress and Lakers legends and, posted about the case as Bernstein's whereabouts were still unknown to the public.

Woodward told investigators that he left the park after Bernstein went out and didn't return or respond to social media messages.

A friend at school told WPVI that she had been communicating with Bernstein over break over ideas for the magazine for the next semester. These were from a "fight club" he was involved in, according to the report.

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Woodward also had dirt under his fingernails, which he told authorities was due to falling into a "dirty puddle" while sparring.

Detectives noticed he was nervous during the interview and was "breathing heavy, talking fast and visibly shaking". Inside the vehicle, officers found camping equipment, a black belt, and a large plastic bin inside.

He agreed to be further interviews at the sheriff's headquarters in Santa Ana, where his story "stayed fairly consistent".

Woodward, according to the affidavit, said he did not remember his girlfriend's last name or where she lived.

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"On their way out of Sheriff's Headquarters, (investigators) noticed every door (the friend) had to touch on the way out of the building he pulled his jacket over his hand to prevent his hand and fingers from touching any part of the doors he touched", the affidavit read.

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