Editor’s note 03/30/20: Two paragraphs about Shariq Ahmad’s personal life and recent behavior were removed from this article at the request of friends and family after Ahmad was found safe. Ahmad’s roommate’s name was also removed from this article.
Update 4/25/16: Shariq Ahmad has since been found safe, according to BPD spokesperson Sgt. Andrew Frankel.
A UC Berkeley student who was reported missing to the Berkeley Police Department on Sunday evening has been found.
Shariq Ahmad, 22 years old, is a campus junior and international student from Pakistan who is bald. He was last seen by his roommate Friday morning approximately 5 a.m. in front of an apartment complex at Durant Avenue and Ellsworth Street.
Ahmad’s roommate said he found Ahmad’s belongings — including money, identification and a backpack — left in the apartment. The roommate said Ahmad lost his phone on Wednesday before he went missing, but the phone was recovered by friends Monday afternoon.
“We didn’t really realize that no one had seen him until we talked to all of his friends and family,” said Max Kalmanovich, Ahmad’s friend, in a Facebook message.
According to Kalmanovich, Ahmad’s family has been notified, and his parents are flying to Berkeley from Pakistan tomorrow morning.
Those with more information are requested to call BPD at (510) 981-5900.
Senior staff writer Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks contributed to this report.
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