Missing Azusa Pacific University Student Found Safe

Posted: May 7, 2014

Update: May 7, 8:30 p.m.

APU Student Christian Hazel has been found unharmed this evening. Azusa Police Department is conducting a follow up investigation.

The APU community wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to local law enforcement for their focused efforts to find our student. We are deeply grateful for his safe return.


Original Post: May 7, 11:15 a.m.

Azusa Pacific calls upon the university community to pray for freshman Christian Hazel’s safe return. He was last seen on Friday, May 2, on campus and has not made contact since, according to Campus Safety Lieutenant Jeffery Joseph. Campus Safety officials contacted local law enforcement after the report was filed with their office.

Since that time, Azusa Police Department (APD) has led the search effort and currently seeks the public’s help to locate Hazel, 19, of Nevada.

Hazel does not have a car and police are unaware of where he may be headed. He is described as 5'8", 150 pounds, with bald or short hair and hazel eyes. He does not have tattoos, major scars, or piercings. He may be carrying a dark colored backpack.

Please see the APD advisory and contact Sergeant Bruce Badoni at (626) 812-3200 with any information.