Family of Missing UCI Student is Desperate For Help in Search

Family and friends of a missing Filipino American student are exhausting all efforts in finding any information that would lead to his safe return.

Gavin Cusi Octaviano, a 22-year-old biology student at the University of California, Irvine, has reportedly been missing since Friday afternoon.

Image via GoFundMe

He was reportedly last seen at around 5:20 p.m. at the north parking lot area of the Golden Gate Bridge Area in San Francisco, California.

That day, Octaviano was reportedly wearing a heather gray North Face hoodie, a black and blue plaid flannel shirt, dark blue jeans, and black and white Nike Free shoes.

According to the GoFundMe account set up by his relatives, Octaviano was supposed to meet up with his friends and family for dinner that night but failed to show up.

The post noted that the student is turning 22 on November 27 and will be graduating Spring 2019.

Marlene Alcantara, Octaviano’s cousin who created the GoFundMe page, described the missing student as “one of the most kind-hearted, selfless, and caring people I know.”

“He always impacted everyone around him positively no matter what the relationship or situation. He genuinely has such a caring matter and has made such an enormous impact on so many lives. He always effortlessly made everyone around him feel good and continuously put smiles on people’s faces every day,” Alcantara wrote.

She added that money collected through the campaign will be used to help bring more awareness in their bid to get Octaviano back home.

Members of the Octaviano family are urging those with any information to contact them at (415) 672-8929 or get in touch with either the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) or DC Police Department (DCPD). 

Featured Image via GoFundMe

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