Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23

NORTHRIDGE (CNS) — A student from Saudi Arabia who sold his car, abandoned his university classes and disappeared in the deserts of Riverside County nine days ago remains missing, Los Angeles police said.

Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, is a full-time student at Cal State Northridge. He was last seen about noon on Sept. 18 at his home in the 9900 block of Reseda Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Alkadi’s older brother said Alkadi sold his car on Sept. 17, but police had located it and that person who bought it was not linked to the student’s disappearance.

Alkadi’s phone was traced to Beaumont in Riverside County, but it was then deactivated. His brother says he has no ties there.

“We have been in misery,” Ahmed Alkadi said last week. “We have tried everything. We called friends. We called relatives. We called everybody we knew and with no news. We are so worried about him.”

According to the LAPD, Alkadi is of Middle Eastern descent, 5-foot, 3-inches tall and about 110 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans and beige shorts.

He is originally from Saudi Arabia and was studying electrical engineering like his brother, Ahmad Alkadi said.

Police urged anyone with information to call the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.