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CA BLAZE BERNSTEIN: Missing from Foothill Ranch, CA – 2 Jan 2018 – Age 19 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by Imamazed, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod


    NOCLUE Bronze Member

    It was so close to home...

    I wanted to get a feel of the activity...


  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    It's rough, isn't it? I burst out sobbing when I went to Kyron Horman's Elementary School.
  4. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Blaze Bernstein death details released: Student stabbed 20+ times, Samuel Woodward ID'd as suspect
    Last Updated Jan 16, 2018 12:00 PM EST

    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Authorities say 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park, had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found.

    The Orange County Register reports that authorities are investigating whether the killing was an act of rage.
    Police said they arrested Woodward at 1:15 p.m. local time on Friday and said they believe Woodward picked up Bernstein at his home and drove to multiple locations before they arrived at Borrego Park on Jan. 2.
    The Register claims detectives found Bernstein's blood on a sleeping bag in the back of Woodward's rental car.

    The newspaper also reported Woodward told investigators that Bernstein kissed him on the lips and that he pushed Bernstein away.

    More: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/blaze-...bbed-20-times-samuel-woodward-idd-as-suspect/
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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    The Orange County district attorney announced a murder charge Wednesday against the former classmate suspected of killing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein

    DNA evidence found at the crime scene and in the suspect’s parked vehicle led police to arrest Samuel Lincoln Woodward on suspicion of murder on Jan. 12 in connection with Bernstein’s death. The murder charge, as well as a sentencing enhancement for personal use of a knife, against Woodward was announced by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas during a news conference in Santa Ana.

    Woodward, who is 185 pounds, allegedly stabbed Bernstein, who was 135 pounds, multiple times before burying his body in the dirt perimeter of Borrego Park.

    Gideon Bernstein also wrote about a possible motive in the killing, which authorities have not officially determined. “There is still much discovery to be done and if it is determined that this was a hate crime, we will cry not only for our son, but for LGBTQ people everywhere that live in fear or who have been victims of hate crime,” the post read.

    The family stated it is time to set aside “fear, ignorance and judgement,” and to “Be good. Do good and honor Blaze’s memory.”

  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    I cannot speak too much right now for fear that I will have to put myself on time-out for what might come spewing out of my mouth/keyboard.
    Rest in peace, Blaze. :( Peace to your family. You did not deserve this.
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  7. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Wow. I didn't see that coming! How horrible!
  8. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    :therethere: I hear ya, Shewho.
  9. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Why? Why does this continue to happen?
  10. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Finally! A murder charge.
  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    California man accused of killing Blaze Bernstein is a self-proclaimed Nazi: report

    A 20-year-old man accused of killing a University of Pennsylvania student is a self-proclaimed neo-Nazi and member of an extremist hate group that hopes to overthrow the U.S. government, according to a report.

    Woodward told investigators that Bernstein — who was Jewish and openly gay —kissed him on the lips, and prosecutors are still looking into the death as a possible hate crime.

    Woodward was an active member who attended a three-day training camp in Texas and photos obtained by ProPublica show him giving Nazi salutes.

    Social media posts and documented chats also revealed references to himself as a Nazi and “National Socialist,” according to the website.


    Accused killer of gay Ivy League student was a white nationalist whose posts on social media grew more disturbing over time

    The accused killer of a California Ivy League student posted disturbing messages and images online that suggest he was a white nationalist.

    Multiple sources say Samuel Woodard, 20, would post Neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideology on a now-deleted iFunny account.

    In one particular post, the alleged murderer paid homage to the 1998 movie 'American History X,' by remaking the scene where skinhead Edward Norton stomps on a man's head on a curb.

    While the boy pictured with Woodard was not injured, the 'Saboteur' - as the 20-year-old went by on the app - would post more incendiary comments.

    'Anti-Semitism and homophobia were certainly aspects of his ideology,' said another iFunny user who added they were close with Woodard.

    Woodard was known for going on long extensive rants on iPolitics, a group on the app.

    'Sam was a radical National Socialist. He dedicated his account to radical nationalist movements throughout history and worked towards spreading his ideology,' the iFunny user who was close to Woodward asserted.

    But over time, the posts got a lot more offensive and dark.

    Prosecutors have not ruled out charging Woodward with a hate crime but say they will only do so if there is enough evidence.

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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I don't believe Blaze kissed this killer. I'm sure Blaze knew him enough to know he was a bigoted radical. This killer will say anything to try and save his own neck. I would say I hope he gets the death penalty, but I know they don't execute anyone in California. So let's go for life without parole. The sad part is he'll be a danger to all the men in prison!
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  13. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

    I don’t believe Blaze kissed this killer either. I think Blaze was set up by Woodward posing as somebody interested in Blaze. Woodward is an alleged neo-Nazi and belonged to an extremist group. I think he selected Blaze because he was small, gay, and Jewish, IMO.

    California Murder Suspect Said to Have Trained With Extremist Hate Group

    The 20-year-old man charged in Orange County with killing a gay Jewish college student earlier this month is said to have belonged to Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group.

  14. Freebird

    Freebird Well-Known Member

  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  17. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Yeah, so proud that they are ashamed to show their faces
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  18. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    I think of the scratches on Woodward. Defensive wounds. Blaze fought desperately for his life. :tears:
    Also, the blood on the sleeping bag in Woodward's rental car. They drove to multiple locations. Did he kill Blaze at another location and transport his body in the sleeping bag? This was planned!
    He pretended to be Blaze's friend and then lured him to his death. :(
  19. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    It does seem like a set up to me. Sounds like he pretended to be interested in him or maybe really was (like the preacher that is very vocally anti gay, but has a boy toy on the side). Why else would he have the sleeping bag without a reason of why?
  20. NOCLUE

    NOCLUE Bronze Member

    You all may be correct...

    I have another couple of theories, though...

    I lend toward Woodward being such a coward that he would not kill someone else without his sick cronies cheering him on and backing him up...
    UNLESS... He is such a sick b@st@rd that...
    with his Neo-Nazi mind-set...AND...
    He wanted to just see what it was like to kill someone...a thrill kill, so to speak...
    (remember this was just one day after January 1st...)
    perhaps...this was something like "A New Year's Resolution"....
    Kill someone in 2018... CHECK that off the list!

    But... I tend to go toward The following theory...

    I think Woodward actually did "hook-up" with Bernstein...
    Then... With his conflicting feelings of being gay or bi- himself...
    with self-hatred.. and...with his immersion in the propaganda of the Neo-Nazis...and with his long time pent up rage...
    He lashed out at the object that made him feel so confused and self-loathed...
    and that was poor Blaze...:(

    All JMO... Thinking:

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