Police Search for Missing USC Grad Student
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Missing Persons Unit is searching for a 23-year-old USC graduate student who is pursuing a master's degree in Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
The police description indicates that the student, Elgin Stafford, is 5'10" and 145 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder of a Bonsai tree and a birthmark near his left thumb.
Stafford was last seen leaving his home in the city of Carson at 5:30 a.m. on March 20, wearing a dark jacket, multi-colored pair of pants, and a black shirt. He is not known to have any medical or psychiatric disorders, but recently exhibited erratic behavior, according to police.
Stafford is an alum of UC Berkeley and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. His father, Michael, described his son as "stressed out," in an interview with CBS2. He added that his son had an internship last summer for U.S. Representative Karen Bass. The family is very concerned about him and requests the public's assistance.
Anyone with information about Elgin Stafford's whereabouts, or that can assist in locating him, should contact the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department Missing Person Detail at (323) 890-5500.