Crews of volunteers and law enforcement from all over Florida have pitched in to search for Aguilar, but police recently stopped taking volunteers in the search because the mission had switched from a rescue to a recovery.

On Thursday night, concurrent candlelight vigils were held in Miami and Gainesville. Aguilar's body had not yet been recovered, and friends and family still clung to hope.

When asked about the incident late Friday night, GPD spokesman Officer Ben Tobias said he knew it was going to be a bittersweet time for friends and family of Aguilar.

"While some people still hoped to find Christian alive, the unfortunate reality is going to sink in," Tobias said. "I'm glad the family is finally going to get some closure."

A memorial service for Aguilar was set for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Gainesville.