Autopsy: UF student was drugged
DORAL, Fla. (WSVN) -- New evidence reveals that Christian Aguilar's former friend, Pedro Bravo, allegedly drugged and suffocated him.
An indictment released on Thursday stated that Bravo used a chemical compound to sedate Aguilar with malicious intent. An autopsy report revealed the chemical compound in his system.
Aguilar's former classmates at Doral Academy learned about the details and reacted to them Friday morning. "I just keep hearing bad news about it, and I just hope that he rests in peace," said student Jasmine Schaeffler.
The news comes less than a month after hundreds gathered at Saint Dominic's Catholic Church for the 18-year-old's funeral. "The mood of the service was, was really peaceful. I came to support the family," said Dennis Rodriguez.
Family, friends and classmates packed the church. "It was a time to really be able to comfort the family and really show them that they have a family here that was waiting for them," said Daniel Rodriguez.
Aguilar's grandfather flew in from Colombia to be with family.
For those who knew the University of Florida student the past two months have been agonizing.
On Sept. 29, Aguilar showed up on store surveillance video at a Gainesville Best Buy with his former Doral Academy Classmate Pedro Bravo.
Police said Bravo confessed that after the trip to the store he beat Aguilar and left him to die in the woods.
Rescue teams searched a large area around Gainesville and found nothing, but Aguilar's father still had hope he was alive. "We're not going to give up, even if the police stop supporting me. I'm going to become a part of Gainesville. Until I've found my son," said Carlos Aguilar during the search.
Weeks after his son went missing, Aguilar's father received the news that, 60 miles from Gainesville, hunters found his son's body. A cross now marks the spot where he died.
Detectives have charged Bravo with murder, kidnapping and now poisoning. He is being held without bond.
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