The search continued Sunday for missing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar while the teen accused of killing him remained in jail.
Aguilar graduated from Doral Academy Preparatory School in West Miami-Dade before starting classes this year in Gainesville.
He was last seen Sept. 20 at a Best Buy in Gainesville with one-time friend Pedro Bravo. Bravo, a fellow Doral Academy graduate, is charged with first-degree murder in Aguilar’s death. Bravo was a student at Santa Fe College, which also is in Gainesville.
Bravo, 18, was held Sunday in Alachua County Jail without bail.
Gainesville police said last week they found a backpack that had belonged to Aguilar hidden within a suitcase in Bravo’s closet. They also found blood in Bravo’s sports utility vehicle.
Police have said they requested a rush from state investigators on test results from the blood to see if they contain Aguilar’s DNA.
Both teens were from Miami-Dade and, according to friends, recently had a falling out when Aguilar started dating Bravo’s ex-girlfriend.