FBI is asked to assist in the search of missing UF student

Authorities in Gainesville have continued to engage in a diligent search for missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar. Aguilar’s father, maintaining hope, asked the FBI to assist in the case and volunteers to distribute fliers on campus in an effort to find his son. The FBI has agreed to join the city police and other law enforcement agencies in continuing the search.

Aguilar was last seen Sept. 20, at a Best Buy store with 18-year-old Pedro Bravo. Bravo is the prime suspect in the disappearance of the Aguilar and is being held at the Alachua County Jail on first-degree murder charges.

Bravo admitted to brutally beating up Aguilar and leaving him bloody and bravely breathing in the parking lot. Police later found blood in multiple spots in his SUV and Aguilar’s backpack hidden in the closet of his apartment. He has refused to help police in the search for Aguilar.

Carlos Aguilar, father of Christian Aguilar asks that the community not give up on his son and that all efforts be made to find his son’s body so that justice can be brought upon Bravo.

The police chief and 10 police officers with 10 ATVs retuned to Gainesville to assist in what has been a massive search of more than 10 square miles focused on 25 specific locations based on leads.