Family continues search for missing UC Irvine student


A Bay Area family is pleading for help in finding 22-year-old Gavin Octaviano who has been missing for three weeks.

Gavin was home in Daly City on break from UC Irvine.

He was supposed to meet up with his friends on the Friday after Thanksgiving but never showed up at the restaurant.

His car was later found parked at the Golden Gate Bridge but have yet to find him.

“He is very selfless,” Veena Octaviano, Gavin’s sister, said. “He’s very kind-hearted. He has the biggest smile that everybody remembers.”

Gavin’s family fears he may not be with them on Christmas morning.

“And it’s hard because people keep saying he’s 22, he’s probably just out there like not wanting to deal with his family,” Veena said. “That’s not our brother cause if it was we wouldn’t be making this a big deal that we are.”

“I was like be safe we love you, let us know if you need anything and then he just went out the door,” Steffi Octaviano Gines, Gavin’s sister, said.

It’s been weeks since Gavin went missing and his family now asking for your help.

“I know that he loves all of us very much and that’s why I keep telling people that I know that he is not doing this on purpose and if he is lost we just want the Bay Area to be aware of his face and if anyone sees him anywhere to give us a call because we want him home,” Veena said.

KRON4 reached out to police but have not heard back.



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