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For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

***** UPDATE *****

Topic: Death Investigation
Case #: PD160323110572
Date & Time of Occurrence: 03/23/2016 at approx. 11:00 a.m.
Address of Occurrence: 10800 Collins Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Darrius Rhome, (B/M)
Deceased's DOB: 09/24/1997
Deceased's Age: 18

Death Investigation

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Detectives from the Miami-Dade Police Department's (MDPD) Homicide Bureau are investigating an incident where an 18 year old went missing in the waters of Bakers Haulover Inlet while going for a swim with a friend.

Just after 11 this morning the missing person and his friend went for a swim in Haulover Inlet.  Once they both jumped into the water they realized that the current was to strong.  One was able to swim to the shore but the other was caught in the strong current and was dragged out into the inlet.  A multi-agency search began for the teen.  Shortly after 5:40 this afternoon the MDPD, Dive Team, after fighting through strong currents, making it almost impossible to search recovered the body of a black male fitting the description of the missing person.

Investigators are awaiting positive identification from the Medical Examiner's Office.

UPDATE #1:  The swimmer has been identified and listed above.

The investigation continues...

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit 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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