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News Release

Friday, September 19, 2014

Media Relations

Cal State Northridge Student Missing NR14351sm

October 17, 2014

On October 16, 2014, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Mr. Alkadi’s remains were discovered alongside the 10 Freeway near the Cook Street overpass in the City of Palm Desert.

On Monday afternoon, October 20, 2014, Chief Charlie Beck will conduct a press conference regarding the status of Robbery-Homicide Division’s investigation into the disappearance and death of CSUN student Abdullah Alkadi.

Because the investigation is at a crucial juncture, further information surrounding this investigation will not be released until the news conference.

The family of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

On September 17, 2014, around 12:00 p.m., Alkadi was last seen at his residence located in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard.  Alkadi is a full time student at Cal State Northridge.  His family is extremely concerned for his welfare.
Alkadi is described as a 23-year-old male Middle Eastern with black hair and brown eyes.  He stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds.  Alkali was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and beige shorts.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi is urged to contact LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective Carlton at (2130996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.