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Recovered Deceased Person Identified

Post Date:12/13/2017 9:20 AM
RELEASED BY: LIEUTENANT BYRON BARNES

CASE # MP170081866

The deceased person found in the water near Ballard Park Monday, December 11 (MP170081866) has been positively identified as 23 year old Rico Malique Arocha of Sebastian. Arocha had reportedly been missing since Friday, December 8, after he reportedly came to Melbourne to go fishing. Mr. Arocha’s family and the Sebastian Police Department were notified.

The investigation is ongoing. The Melbourne Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking any potential witnesses who may have relevant information on this case contact Detective Ian Mitchell at (321) 608 – 6452. Thank you.

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