Eloi Vasquez
Eloi Vasquez. Photo courtesy of UC Berkeley Athletics Department

Updated 4:45 p.m. March 29, 2015

A 19-year-old Berkeley man said he needed to take a walk during a late night party near USC, and hasn’t been seen since, police said Sunday.

Eloi Vasquez, a Berkeley resident and UC Berkeley student, was last seen about 1:30 a.m. Saturday at a fraternity house in the 600 block of West 28th Street, attending a party with some friends, said Los Angeles police officer Norma Eisenman of the Media Relations Section.

Vasquez told his friends that wanted to take a walk, left the frat party and did not return. Friends were unable to make contact with him the following morning, Eisenman said.

His mother, Wendy Margolan, drove to L.A. today to talk to police and distribute fliers about her missing son.

“It’s very out of the ordinary, he’s a top athlete, a soccer player at Cal,” she told ABC7.

“He’s very responsible, it’s very unusual,” the mother told ABC7. “That’s why we drove all the way here.

“We’re really scared. I just want to find him and know where he is.”

Vasquez was described as a 6-foot tall Latino man weighing around 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, gray pants and white tennis shoes, the police spokeswoman said.

His mother said the boy does not have any money or ID on him.

Police asked anyone with information regarding Vasquez’s whereabouts was asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest station’s watch commander at (213) 486-8582.

— City News Service

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