Gary Levin found dead days after family reported him missing. Suspect arrested while driving victim’s car.
The Jewish community of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, is in shock after a Jewish Lyft driver was kidnapped and murdered while working.
Police believe that Gary Levin, 74, was kidnapped and murdered by an angry passenger he had picked up. His family reported him missing on Tuesday. He was last seen alive on Monday.
Human remains were found on Saturday in a wooded area Okeechobee County, Florida, near where Levin had dropped off a passenger right before his disappearance. The remains were later identified as Levin.
His daughter, Lindsay DiBetta, told reporters: “There’s no way he would pick someone up in Miami and drive all the way to Okeechobee without letting his partner know. They had dinner plans that day, but he never came home.”
A suspect, Matthew Scott Flores, was arrested after a police chase in North Carolina while driving Levin’s car. Flores is wanted for an unrelated murder in Florida.