Local concert held for missing UF student
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A community gathered to honor a young student's life cut tragically short.
It is still not official, but a body found deep in the woods, in Gainesville, is believed to be that of 18-year-old Christian Aguilar who disappeared on Sept. 20, pending the results of an autopsy. Hunters came across the body found only partially buried in the woods sometime Saturday.
Meanwhile, those in South Florida who knew the victim organized a benefit concert over the weekend to help the family with the sudden death, financially. Suanay Hernandez, the concert's organizer, said, "It's so great that everything's been working out for him, and I just want the best for his family."
Alex Hernandez, 15, wrote a song inspired by Christian called "He Is Free." He said, "It's not only about Christian, it's also about anybody whose felt down before ... and it's telling them there's always hope, there's always faith."
Shirin Castro, who sang at the event, said, "Once the idea was created for a benefit concert, we were like, we're in, we're in."
The dozens showing up paid between $5 and $10 per ticket, with all proceeds going to help for the Aguilar family's to travel and stay in Gainesville, plus any other costs. Diego Aguilar, Christian's Uncle, was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support to his family. "Not even a single word could express our love to everybody and how can we show it to them, that we are glad that we could receive all this."
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