By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Arrest made after body found in Banana River identified as homicide victim from Longwood

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man whose body was located in the Banana River, east of Morningside Drive in Merritt Island, on Tuesday. 

Following an autopsy, the Brevard County Medical Examiner concluded on Friday that Trevor Morrison, 62, Longwood, Florida, was a victim of homicide.

Morrison’s body was spotted by a boater, according to the sheriff’s office.  

On Friday, Longwood police announced an arrest in connection with the body being found.

Police arrested Leekhan Bryan. He’s facing charges of aggravated battery, kidnapping, armed burglary and grand theft.

Investigators say the victim’s vehicle was located in Osceola County after he had been reported missing. 

As officials looked into the matter, they found that the 62-year-old’s car was being driven by Bryan while Morrison was still missing.

Bryan was arrested on probable cause and taken into custody by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, where he awaited extradition to Seminole County.

Investigators say Bryan was an acquaintance of Morrison’s.

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If you have any information about this case, contact the Longwood Police Department or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

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