He also had dirt under his fingernails and scratches on his hands, which he attributed to having participated in an outdoor fight club with some friends.
Bernstein's body was found Tuesday after recent rains partially exposed it.
A friend at school told WPVI that she had been communicating with Bernstein over break over ideas for the magazine for the next semester. Investigators said they are treating his death as a homicide. The friend said he went with Bernstein to a neighborhood park in the city of Lake Forest on January 2 to meet up with another friend but stayed in the auto, the Orange County sheriff's investigator wrote in the document.
When the Sheriff's Department initially interview Woodward, he said that he dropped Bernstein off at the park and waited for an hour in the auto.
Blaze Bernstein 19 was found dead Tuesday in a California park. He was reported missing Jan. 3 authorities said
Authorities had previously said said they were investigating the death as a homicide.
According to an affidavit published in the Register, police twice interviewed the man now identified as Woodward, who said he drove the man to a park so that he could meet a third person.
In an earlier interview, Bernstein said that her 14-year-old daughter, Beaue, was heartbroken over her brother's death. That was the last time Bernstein was reported to have been seen, authorities said. Bernstein didn't respond to messages, so the friend said he left and went to a girlfriend's house, then returned to the park later.
"With his death, a handsome light has been extinguished and we encourage you to continue to shine his light, through acts of loving kindness", the family said in a statement read by attorney Annee Della Donna. "Our words can not express how grateful the family is to their community". The friend could not recall the girlfriend's last name or address. "Revenge is empty. It will never bring back my son".
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"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", the grieving mom told the Los Angeles Times.
'My only hopes are that he will never have the opportunity to hurt anyone else again and that something meaningful can come from the senseless act of Blaze's murder.
Search and rescue crews looked for Bernstein for several days, with assistance from drone pilots. They asked him how his hands got so dirty and he said he "fell into a dirt puddle" during the sparring session.
The warrant also stated that the friend was also "breathing heavy, talking fast and visibly shaking". At one point, he pulled his jacket over his hands to prevent his fingers from touching doors. The detectives noticed hiking and camping equipment in the rear of the vehicle, a large empty plastic bin on the backseat, and a black belt on the passenger seat floorboard.
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She mentions that the whole family only went once on a trip and that was at the Warner Brothers studios. On the day he died, Ellen looked up over her own stage at Warner Bros. and saw a stunning rainbow.
He agreed to be further interviewed at the sheriff's headquarters in Santa Ana, where his story "stayed fairly consistent".
His mother, Jeanne Pepper Bernstein, told the DP that Bernstein already had items packed up to return to campus the night he went missing.
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