Update, Dec. 12, 10 p.m.
The body that police found washed ashore near a Melbourne marina has been identified as 23-year-old Rico Malique Arocha, who was reported missing Sunday. Arocha was last seen on Friday at his home in Sebastian, when he told his mom he was going to Melbourne for a fishing trip near Ballard Park, according to police.
Police still have not confirmed whether or not Arocha is connected to a suspected burglary that took place Saturday at 810 Hawthorne Drive, a residence in a neighborhood that borders Ballard Park.
“We are investigating the circumstances that led up to that and we believed they are intertwined,” said Lt. Trevor Shaffer of the Melbourne Police Department.