Teen arrested in case of missing UF student

Police and volunteers take a break while searching for missing person Christian Aguilar in the old Windmeadows trailer park behind the Butler Plaza Walmart in Gainesville on Monday Sept. 24, 2012. Police in Gainesville say they've identified a person of interest in the case of a missing University of Florida student from Miami. Police believe 18-year-old Christian Aguilar may have been a victim of foul play. (AP Photo/The Gainsville Sun, Brad McClenny)

Police and volunteers take a break while searching for missing person Christian Aguilar in the old Windmeadows trailer park behind the Butler Plaza Walmart in Gainesville on Monday Sept. 24, 2012. Police in Gainesville say they've identified a person of interest in the case of a missing University of Florida student from Miami. Police believe 18-year-old Christian Aguilar may have been a victim of foul play. (AP Photo/The Gainsville Sun, Brad McClenny)

Christian Aguilar

Christian Aguilar

GAINESVILLE — A person of interest has been arrested in the case of a missing University of Florida student.

Gainesville police say 18-year-old Pedro A. Bravo faces third-degree felony charges of depriving a victim of a crime of medical treatment. He was arrested Monday afternoon.

Eighteen-year-old Christian Aguilar was last seen Thursday. Police say the two were fighting over a girl.

Police told the Gainesville Sun that Bravo has given them three versions of what happened. In one version, they just talked. In another, he hit Aguilar and then left. The other version has Bravo beating Aguilar unconscious before leaving him in a parking lot.

Police spokesman Ben Tobias says Bravo has taken investigators to several locations where he says he had been with Aguilar. Nothing was found at those locations.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Stories

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features