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Authorities find SUV of missing Rochester man engulfed in flames in Florida

Authorities find SUV of missing Rochester man engulfed in flames in Florida

July 09, 2019 11:47 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The car of a missing 39-year-old Rochester man was found engulfed in flames early Tuesday morning in Florida. 

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, a blue Chevy Equinox belonging to Samuel Ortiz was found around 12:21 a.m. on Russell Lane in Brandon, Florida, which is a suburb of Tampa. 

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Police are still actively searching for Ortiz who was last seen on July 6 on Branch Street in the city. 

Ortiz is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. 

He was last seen wearing a t-shirt, jeans and a gold Jesus head chain. 

Anyone with information on Ortiz's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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