Missing man found dead in car submerged in retention pond

A man who was reported missing by his family after they hadn’t heard from him since Monday was found dead in a car submerged in a local retention pond.

Jose Rafael Malave Lebron, 36, was found by deputies from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, May 19 at a retention pond at the intersection of Waters Edge Drive and Lost Creek Court in Osceola County.

Lebron was last seen on Monday, May 15, at about 3 a.m. driving his 2013 Black Cadillac ATS (pictured below). Family had been concerned for his well-being as he had not contacted them since then.

Jose Lebron was last seen dring this 2013 Cadillac CTS

“Tragically, Jose Rafael Malave Lebron was found deceased inside of the vehicle,” reads a statement from OCSO.

Lebron, who turned 36 in March, was a well known barbershop owner in the Kissimmee area.

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