Find Sydney West: Hopeful friends, family gather in Pleasanton

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PLEASANTON, Calif. (KRON) — Sydney West has been missing for 23 days. The 19-year-old volleyball player and UC Berkeley student vanished on the morning of Sept. 30 in San Francisco’s Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge.

The San Francisco Police Department considers her an at-risk missing person because she suffers from depression.

A vigil was held for her Thursday evening in Lions Wayside Park in Pleasanton, where she grew up for most of her life. Music playing in the background was a recording of West singing. In addition to being a star athlete, she is also a talented musician, her father, Jay West, said.

Sydney West’s father and mother moved from California to North Carolina two years ago. They flew back to Pleasanton to speak Thursday at the vigil.

Organizers said, “This Vigil is intended to bring together our California-based community, celebrate our love for Sydney, and talk about the help we need to keep up the momentum to find Sydney. We are blessed with so many friends and family who share our desperation to find Syd.”

San Francisco police officers remain tight-lipped about potential leads that they are following.

SFPD Officer Adam Lobsinger told KRON4, “The investigation remains open. We do not have further updates to provide. Sydney West is still considered a missing person.”

Sydney West / Family photo
Sydney West / Family photo

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