Blaze Bernstein, right, went to the park with high school friend Samuel Woodward on Jan. 2, authorities said. Woodward was arrested in Bernstein’s death on Friday. (Orange County Sheriff’s Department / Associated Press)
A high school friend accused of killing a University of Pennsylvania student and dumping his body at a California park previously made “violent” comments online and defended the Confederate flag, a report said.
Samuel Lincoln Woodward, 20, who was the last person to see Blaze Bernstein, 19, alive, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of murder, Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said. Woodward appeared nervous while he was questioned about Bernstein’s disappearance and had scratched hands and dirt under his fingernails. He