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Body Of Missing CSUN Student Found Near Freeway In Palm Desert

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A month after he went missing, the body of a CSUN student was found near the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert. Authorities verified that they had found the body of Abdullah Alkadi, 23, last night at about 11:50 p.m. alongside the 10 Freeway near the Cook Street overpass in Palm Desert, according to a release.

There will be a press conference on Monday in which LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will discuss the case. Until then, the department says they're not releasing information.

Alkadi, who was originally from Saudi Arabia and one of seven siblings, had been studying electrical engineering at CSUN since 2010. He was last seen on September 17, when he went to sell his car to a person from Craigslist. Police followed up with the new owner, who said they were unaware of Alkadi's disappearance, and investigators say that the sale was not connected, KTLA reports.

Before selling his car, Alkadi was seen around noon at his apartment in the 9900 block of Reseda Blvd. in Northridge. A cousin talked with him on the phone around 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., Alkadi's roommates returned to the home and were worried that he had yet to come back from selling his car. They gave him a call, but received no answer. His family said it was unlike him not to check in regularly.

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His phone was traced to Beaumont in Riverside County by Alkadi's brother, Ahmad Alkadi, before it was deactivated. The brother said that Alkadi had no ties to Beaumont. Beaumont is about 40 miles west on the 10 Freeway from where Alkadi's body was found.