Police are searching for a University of Florida student who has been missing since Thursday evening.
Police said Christian Aguilar, 18, was last seen getting out of a friend’s car in the 1900 block of NW 13th Street at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Aguilar's family left their home in Miami Dade Friday to join the search at the university along with police.
"I'm in agony right now," said Carlos Aguilar, the teen's father.
Aguilar was involved in a dispute about a girlfriend with another young man who beat him up, according to his father. The young man, who has not been identified, allegedly dropped Aguilar off near a field on campus.
Aguilar has not been seen since Thursday.
Police have not released any further information about the other young man. Aguilar's father said he was questioned by detectives but declined to comment further.
Aguilar has not had a history of running away, according to his family.
"I know the longer it takes for finding my son, the chances are less for my son to survive," his father said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Gainesville Police Department at 352-393-7659.