Blaze Bernstein’s friend’s story was as stupid as the stories concocted by many of the Dindus featured here over the years. It’s no surprise that he has been arrested.
What’s still missing is the motive.
Unfortunately, as I feared, the alleged killer is alt-right, as reported by Heavy. I don’t think there’s enough on Woodward to portray him as a full-blown Nazi though.
Excerpt from Los Angeles Times
Three days after the body of a missing teenager was found buried in a shallow grave in an Orange County park, detectives announced Friday that they had arrested a former high school classmate in the slaying.
Nineteen-year-old Blaze Bernstein was reported missing Jan. 3 by his family, who became concerned after he didn’t show up for a dental appointment and they found his wallet and glasses in his room. He was on winter break from the University of Pennsylvania and visiting his parents in Lake Forest when he disappeared.
Detectives used his Snapchat account to identify a friend who had picked him up the night before, said Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes. That friend told investigators that he had left Bernstein after he walked off by himself in Borrego Park, Barnes said.
But Barnes said investigators found inconsistencies in what Samuel Lincoln Woodward said.
A search warrant affidavit, obtained by the Orange County Register, said that Woodward had scratches and abrasions on his hands and dirty fingernails, and that he said he could not recall the last name or address of a girlfriend he visited after dropping off Bernstein.
When asked about the abrasions by detectives, Woodward said that they were from a “fight club” he participated in and that his fingernails were dirty because he fell into a “dirt puddle” during sparring.
Barnes said DNA results led to the arrest of Woodward, 20, on suspicion of homicide. He was under surveillance and was taken into custody after leaving his house about 1:15 p.m. Friday.
Barnes said both Bernstein and Woodward had attended the same high school, identified in the warrant as the Orange County School of the Arts. Barnes said the motive in the case was unknown and declined to discuss the condition of Bernstein’s body, which was found after rain runoff exposed part of the remains.
Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, mother of the deceased student, tweeted, “Finally,” after hearing of the arrest. She told The Times, “I would just say that we are grateful for the fine men and women in the [Sheriff’s Department] who have worked tirelessly to get answers for our family, our community and the world.
“Nothing will bring back my son, so we ask the world to please honor Blaze’s memory by doing an act of kindness today. Don’t wait, do it now. Celebrate the goodness that still exists in this world in spite of these acts of senseless evil. People are good and Blaze knew that,” she said. “Honor yourselves and him.”
Here’s what Woodward has done that may cause prosecutors to make him out to be a Nazi. From the link to Heavy:
Although Woodward does not appear to have an active Facebook page in his name, there is an ASKfm page in his name that mentions his high school. The page says its author would like to have had dinner with Ronald Reagan. The question was posed: “What is something you have lost, that you wish you could get back?” The answer: “Hope for humanity.” Asked “If you could learn a new skill today, what would it be?” and the answer came in one word “waterboarding.”
Asked his attitude to human cloning, and the answer was: “Just One of me in the world is already bad enough…” According to CBS Los Angeles, “On one site, he defended the Confederate flag, saying it was a symbol or Southern pride and not hate. On another site, he was asked what two things he would want if stranded on a deserted island and he said ‘The Bible and a Colt .45.’” A person wrote: “You are violence. It scares me.”
Woodward answered, “I wouldn’t fight anybody unless they attacked me.”
There’s nothing to suggest that Blaze was killed because he was a Jew. There’s also nothing to suggest that Woodward is a homosexual.
I’m thinking he just wanted to see what it was like to kill somebody.