Earthly body located; CSUN Student, Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi 23 - Northbridge, California and Saudi Arabia
Forever loved, forever will be missed
~ By LostNMissing Inc ~
The body of a CSUN student from Saudi Arabia was found off the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, authorities confirmed Friday, exactly a month after the 23-year-old disappeared.
Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi has last been seen at his home in Northridge Sept. 17. He was the subject of an LAPD missing persons investigation in which the FBI was assisting.
A male body was found just before midnight off the 10 Freeway east of Cook Street in Palm Desert (map), according to the coroner's office in Riverside County.
In a brief news release, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed Alkadi's remains were discovered near the Cook Street overpass at 11:50 p.m. Thursday.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was expected to hold a news conference Monday on the status of Robbery-Homicide Division's investigation into the Alkadi's disappearance and death.
"Because the investigation is at a crucial juncture, further information surrounding this investigation will not be released until the news conference," the LAPD release stated.
The cause of death and the condition of the body were not made available.
Many on Twitter mourned Alkadi, largely in Arabic, and demanded an investigation into his death for hours Friday before LAPD confirmed the remains were his.