Transcript for Former classmate arrested in death of UPenn student
An arrest in the case of a missing college student whose body was found in a park in California. Authorities announcing they have a suspect in the death of blaze Bernstein and ABC's Eva pilgrim joins us with all the details. Good morning, Eva. Reporter: Good morning, players was home for winter break getting ready to go back to college when he disappeared. The search for the missing teen turned into a homicide investigation this week when investigators found his body after a grueling several days for his family, this morning, some answers and an arrest. A former high school classmate of a missing ivy league student is baking up behind bars. Authorities in Orange county, California, arresting Samuel Woodward on suspicion of homicide in the death of blaze Bernstein. Based on the condition of the body at the scene, the investigation evolved from a missing person case to a homicide investigation. Reporter: Bernstein's family reported him missing January 3rd after he missed a dentist appointment and wasn't answering calls last seen leaving his parents' house the night before with a friend. Investigators say that friend was 20-year-old Samuel Woodward. Our investigators believe Woodward picked up blaze at his residence the evening of January 2nd and they drove to multiple locations and foot hill ranch before arriving at Borrego park. The sheriff's department saying Woodward told them blaze walked into the bark and never returned. His body was found four days ago, six days after leaving his parents' house. Authorities are waiting on autopsy results to release a cause of death. They also haven't given a motive for the murder. What we do know they did go to the same high school. The manner in which their friendship/relationship was at that time we don't know. Reporter: Bernstein was just days away from returning to school at the university of Pennsylvania. H he was premed. Blaze was a brilliant, colorful and charismatic man who shined line on all the lives he touched. Reporter: His mother tweetin revenge is empty. It will never bring back my son. My only hopes are that he will never have the opportunity to hurt anyone else again. So right now Samuel Woodward is behind bars on suspicion of homicide. The district attorney saying they hope to bring charges against Woodward Tuesday and have his arraignment on Wednesday. Eva, thank you. So sad for the family. Let's get it over to rob for
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