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For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2015

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Manslaughter
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
Subject #1:
Subject's Name: Russell Matthew Bruce, (W/M)
Subject's DOB: 08/01/1969
Subject's Age: 45
Subject's Address: 7441 S.W. 66 St
  Miami, FL
Subject's Charges: Manslaughter
Subject #2:
Subject's Name: Alicia Bartolotta, (W/F)
Subject's DOB: 06/19/1986
Subject's Age: 29
Subject's Address: 14022 of the Groves
  Winter Gardens, FL
Subject's Charges: Manslaughter
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Lauren Jenee Lamar, (B/F)
Deceased's DOB: 10/28/1988
Deceased's Age: 26
Deceased's Address: 801 Brickell Bay Drive #1763
  Miami , FL
Vessel #1:
Vessel Make/Model: 2008 30' Concept

Arrests Made On Missing Boater Found Dead

(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 Bartolotta - 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. 

Update #2: The Miami Dade Police Department Homicide Bureau in conjunction with the State Attorney's Office, have issued an arrest warrant on the case of the missing boater who was found dead at Matheson Hammocks Marina.  Russell Matthew Bruce, boat owner, and Alicia Bartolotta, passenger have both been arrested and formally charged with Manslaughter.

The investigation continues...    

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