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Remains identified as Christian Aguilar

By on October 16th, 2012

Gainesville Police Department

Christian Aguilar

The Eighth Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the human remains found last week in Levy County as those of 18-year-old Christian Aguilar.

The remains were identified through dental records on Monday, police said.  The remains were discovered Friday by two men on a Levy County property, about an hour southwest of Gainesville,  used primarily for hunting.

Investigators say further forensic tests will be conducted to determine how the University of Florida student died.

Aguilar was last seen in September at Best Buy in Gainesville with an acquaintance, Pedro Bravo.

Bravo, 18, later told police he beat Aguilar and left him unconscious in a wooded area.  That led to a multi-day search with volunteers coming from across the state, many from Aguilar’s hometown of Miami.

Police arrested Bravo on a first-degree murder charge Sept. 28.

Police, at the time, would not say what led them to arrest Bravo, and he was eventually indicted by the Alachua County grand jury.  His arraignment is later this month.

 


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