The body of murdered student Christian Aguilar was possibly found by hunters on Friday afternoon. The location of the discovery is approximately an hour from Gainesville, where the search for the missing teen has taken place for several weeks. Meanwhile, the man accused of murdering him, Pedro Bravo, has been indicted on those charges.
Hopefully the identification process of these remains brings closure to the family of Aguilar, who was a promising student. He was excited about attending University of Florida, but his father alleges that the suspect Pedro Bravo was jealous of this. The two were classmates in high school and longtime rivals. It's even been reported that the two had a rivalry over a womanÂ—leading to Pedro Bravo beating the 18-year-old "to death." (At least that's what he claims.)
The discovery of these remains may give prosecutors the evidence they need against Bravo, so here's to hoping justice is served. Until then, condolences go out to Christian Aguilar's family, who are undoubtedly suffering terribly during this time.
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