Memorial service to be held in Gainesville for Christian Aguilar
Courtesy of Ashlee Perez.
There will be a memorial service at 7 p.m. today for missing UF student Christian Aguilar at Gainesville’s St. Augustine Catholic Church.
A reception will follow the service in the Catholic Student Center next to the church.
Aguilar, 18, has been missing since Sept. 20. Pedro Bravo, a former classmate, has been charged with first degree murder and kidnapping. On Friday, human remains were discovered near Cedar Key. The remains have not yet been identified.
Those who wish to donate to the Aguilar family can do so on this website.
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