Tampa police find missing college student dead

Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, was reported missing.
Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, was reported missing.

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) -Tampa police said the body found in the Hillsborough River has been tentatively identified as Bruce Rivera.

Photo Courtesy Kristina Costilow
Photo Courtesy Kristina Costilow

Police say Bruce Kevin Rivera, 19, had been missing since yesterday morning.

Rivera attended Hillsborough Community College and lived in Zephyrhills.

Investigators say he was probably last seen near Sulphur Springs Park.

Photo Courtesy of Kristina Costilow
Photo Courtesy of Kristina Costilow

His family and detectives had said that it was not like him to to go missing.

TPD says the official autopsy and ID will be conducted tomorrow. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death. At that time it will be clear if this is a homicide investigation or a death investigation.

His fiancee, Kristina Costilow gave WFLA reporter Josh Thomas several photos of them together.

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