Missing Berkeley Teen Found Unconscious in Tilden Park

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Friday December 07, 2007

A Berkeley High senior who had been missing since Wednesday morning was found unconscious in Tilden Park Thursday afternoon and taken to the hospital. 

Last spotted riding her bike from her house in Kensington to school, the student did not show up at school Wednesday and failed to return home at night. The teenager suffers from Type I diabetes and wears an insulin pump. 

Berkeley Unified School District spokesperson Mark Coplan declined to comment on the incident or the students current condition. 

The Kensington Police Department launched a massive search with the help of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department, the Berkeley Police Deparment early Thursday 

An initial search—aided by tracking dogs—did not yield any results. 

According to media reports, the student had been depressed for the last six months and some of her blogs had caused the police to be concerned about her mental state. 

Calls to the Kensington Police Department for comment were not returned.