Crime & Justice

Missing Cal State Northridge student's body found in Palm Desert

Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, whose body was found late Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
Cal State Northridge student Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, whose body was found late Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.
Los Angeles Police Department

A missing California State University, Northridge student's body has been found in Palm Desert, according to a release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi's body was found at about 11:50 p.m. Thursday night alongside the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert, according to an LAPD release.

Alkadi, 23, was last seen on Sept. 17 around noon at his home, according to the LAPD release. He was a full-time Cal State Northridge student, and his family was "extremely concerned for his welfare."

Alkadi had been planning to sell his car to a man from Craigslist when he went missing, KPCC media partner NBC L.A. reports, but police say they contacted the buyer and determined there was no connection to Alkadi's disappearance, according to the Associated Press.

A press conference is scheduled for Monday afternoon on the investigation into the disappearance and death of Alkadi. The release said that due to the investigation being at a "crucial juncture, no further information would be released until the news conference.

Alkadi studied electrical engineering at Cal State Northridge and was from Saudi Arabia, according to the Associated Press.

This story has been updated.

Correction: An earlier version of this story, based on an earlier LAPD press release, misstated the city the body was found in. KPCC regrets the error.