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For Immediate Release:
May 26, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
azabaleta@mdpd.com
(305)471-1900

***** UPDATE *****

   
Topic: Missing Person/Boater
Case #: PD150525191680
Date & Time of Occurrence: 05/24/2015 at approx. 11:09 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: Within a 3 mile radius of Matheson Hammocks Marina
  Miami, Florida
   
Victim #1:
Victim's Name: Lauren Jenee Lamar, (B/F)
Victim's DOB: 10/28/1988
Victim's Age: 26
Victim's Address: 801 Brickell Bay Drive #1763
  Miami, Florida
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: Russell Bruce, (W/M)
Driver's DOB: 08/01/1969
Driver's Age: 45
Driver's Address: 7441 SW 66 Street
  Miami, Florida
Vessel #1:
Vessel Make/Model: 2008 30' Concept


Search For Missing Boater


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Marine Patrol Unit, received a call in reference to a missing boater.  According to investigators, a 30' Concept vessel docked at Matheson Hammocks Marina and realized that a passenger was missing.  The driver of the vessel contacted security personnel who then contacted authorities.  A multi-agency search team continue to search a three mile radius from Matheson Hammocks Marina.  The Miami-Dade Police Department, Missing Persons Unit is interviewing the driver of the vessel and the other passenger.  At the present time, this continues to be a "search and rescue" mission until the proper authorities determine it to be a "search and recovery". 

Passenger: Alicia Nicole Bartolota - W/F - D.O.B. 06/19/1986 (28) - 14022 Ave of the Groves, Winter Gardens, Florida, 34787

Update #1: On today's date, May 26, 2015, at approximately 6:39 a.m.,  the United States Coast Guard, air unit, discovered what appeared to be a floating body in the bay area by Matheson Hammock Park & Marina.  United States Coast Guard boat responded to the scene and confirmed that the floating body was in fact of a black female.  The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau, is now conducting a death investigation of a black female.  The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office responded to the scene, where the body was then transported to their office for an autopsy and provide a positive identification of the victim. 

The investigation continues...    


 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit www.crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.
   

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