UC Berkeley student missing in Southern California – Daily Democrat




Los Angeles Daily News



LOS ANGELES — The family of a missing UC Berkeley student who was last seen early Saturday near the University of Southern California is asking for the public’s help in locating him, police said Sunday.



Eloi Vasquez, 19, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of West 28th Street at a party with friends. After telling his friends he wanted to take a walk, he left the party and did not return. His friends could not reach him the following morning.



Vasquez did not have money or an identification card with him, police said in a statement.




He is described as a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt, gray pants and white tennis shoes. Friends and teammates are nailing up fliers around South Central Los Angeles — around the USC section of town.



A statement from Cal Athletics said: “One of our student-athletes, Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on our men’s soccer team, has been reported missing. Eloi was last seen leaving a fraternity party in Los Angeles at the USC chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was last heard from at approximately 2:15 a.m. that same morning.”



The statement further read: “Eloi is a wonderful young man who has excelled both academically and athletically here at Cal. Our entire Cal Athletics family is very concerned for Eloi’s safety and our first priority is to help in any way we can to locate him. We are working with authorities in Los Angeles as well as those here on campus and ask that anyone with information regarding Eloi’s disappearance please contact LAPD’s Southwest Area Watch Commander at 213-486-8582 or 877-LAPD-24-7.



“We ask that everyone keep Eloi and his family in their thoughts and pray for his safe return.”



Anyone with information is asked to contact Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Area watch commander at 213-486-8582 on weekdays. During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, call 877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.



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