Family believes remains found might belong to missing UF student

CEDAR KEY, Fla. - 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.

At a press conference held Saturday evening, Carlos Aguilar said their family believes the remains that were found belong to their son. He also stated that law enforcement has not confirmed that the body is Christian's.

Christian 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.

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