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Melbourne police recover body from Indian River Lagoon

Melbourne police have recovered a body from the Indian River Lagoon two days after a 21-year-old man was reported missing in the area, according to Capt. Marcus Claycomb. 

Front Street Park was closed to the public as police continued to search the area. Melbourne police Crime Scene Investigators were at the scene.

Marine units from Melbourne Police Department were patrolling the Indian River Lagoon near the Melbourne Causeway Tuesday around 3 p.m. 

Police reported that investigators have not confirmed the body found Tuesday as this missing man and that he will be taken to the medical examiner’s office. 

Matthew Robineau was reported missing Sunday when his father received a pocket dial from him before using his iPhone’s location to find his smart phone and other belongings at Geiger Point near the Melbourne Causeway. 

Police reported Robineau had been in downtown Melbourne that night before being seen on surveillance camera at a nearby gas station before he was last heard from around 2 a.m. Sunday. 

Robineau was officially considered a missing person when he did not arrive for work Sunday morning. 

Check back for updates. 

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