A suspect was named in the alleged murder of 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein — initially missing before he was found dead in a shallow grave on the fringe of a Southern California park this week, the police and prosecutors in Orange County said.
Samuel Woodward, 20, a high school classmate of Bernstein’s, was brought into custody Friday afternoon during a traffic stop and charged with suspicion of homicide in the death of the teenager.
Bernstein was visiting home for winter break from Penn when he went missing on Jan. 2.
His corpse was found Tuesday in what Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes described on Friday as “a shallow grave in the brush on the outer perimeter” of Borrego Park near the victim’s Foothill Ranch home.
Barnes refused to discuss what murder weapon was allegedly used.
He also wouldn’t reveal Woodward’s alleged motive or the condition of Bernstein’s body.
But he did say