CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) - The father of a missing University of Florida student is helping investigators determine whether a body found in rural Levy County is that of his son.
Gainesville Police say they are assisting the Levy County Sheriff's Office after a body was found Friday in Cedar Key, but no further information has been released.
The Miami Herald reports that Carlos Aguilar travelled from Miami to meet with investigators after being told the body matched the description of his son, 18-year-old Christian Aguilar. He was last seen in Gainesville with his friend, 18-year-old Pedro Bravo, who has been charged with first-degree murder.
Police say Bravo told them he beat Aguilar unconscious and left him in a parking lot.
Aguilar's family posted on Facebook that forensics won't confirm any information until Tuesday.