Scope Increases While Volunteers Decrease in Search For Christian
ALACHUA COUNTY - The scope of the search for Christian Aguilar has widened, with a team sent to Marion County on Monday.
While the scope has widened, the numberof volunteers dwindled.
Between 15 and 20 volunteers came out Monday to aid in the search.
That's in contrast to the daily average of 200 to 300 volunteers who turned out last week.
Gainesville police say it's a reflection of a community's need to return to normal, not how much the community cares.
The police presence is lower as well, down to about 70; a combined force from GPD, Alachua County Sheriff's Office and the University of Florida Police Department.
Police say the nature of the search is changing and volunteers should use discretion.
"We're not searching for an injured individual," GPD spokesman Ben Tobias said. "We're searching for the victim of a murder case. And likely, what we're gonna find...is gonna be disturbing."
Tobias said they hope to limit the number of volunteers to around 50. That's based on the amount of police personnel available to search.
Headquarters remain the Florida Farm Bureau. Main hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The search for Aguilar is not limited to any specific region in town.
Instead, it's based on leads and tips.
Pedro Bravo remains in jail, facing a charge of murder in his former friend's death.
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