Cal men’s soccer’s worst fears are now reality, as missing freshman Eloi Vasquez was confirmed dead by police on Monday.
Vasquez, 19, was on spring break in Los Angeles, where he was killed after running across a Los Angeles freeway. Vasquez’s family and Cal authorities issued a “missing” call, starting a city-wide search for the teen.
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Reports say he was lost after leaving a fraternity party near the University of Southern California.
He was not carrying identification, which set off a missing persons search until the coroner could identify him.
Vasquez, who was on spring break in Los Angeles, had left the party to take a walk with no money and no wallet, family and police said.
His mother, Wendy Margolin, said he later called a friend, telling her he was lost and in trouble.
Vasquez appeared in 12 matches for the Golden Bears this Fall, registered three assists.