His daughter confirmed Tuesday that a South Florida Driver on Lyft who was missing for more than a week has died.
Lindsay DiBetta shared on Facebook that her family would soon announce information about Gary Levin’s services.
DiBetta wrote, “My dad was truly a kind person. If you knew him or met him once, you will know what I mean when i say that.” “The stories that I’ve heard about him from family, friends, and complete strangers in the past week have lifted my spirits more than you could ever imagine.”
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Levin, aged 74, disappeared Jan. 30, after dropping off a customer at Okeechobee (a small town north of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee). When he didn’t return home, his family reported him missing and his phone had been disconnected.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Okechobee County Sheriff’s Office had previously reported the discovery of human remains close to Levin’s last known address before his disappearance. Tuesday’s FDLE report stated that it confirmed the identity and notified the victim’s family. However, the victim was not publicly identified due to a Florida state constitutional amendment which allows victims of crime or their families to withhold their identities from the public.
Levin’s 2022 Kia Stinger in red was seen in Miami, Okeechobee, and Gainesville in north Florida last Thursday. The U.S. stopped it in North Carolina on Thursday night. The Marshals Regional Task Force asked authorities to keep an eye out.
Matthew Flores was taken into custody following a chase through three counties. Rutherford County Sheriff Aaron Ellenburg stated that the driver. Flores, 35 years old, fled, but was arrested in Ellenboro, North Carolina.
He is being held on a $2million bond and has a February 22 hearing.
He will be eventually returned to Florida to face second degree murder charges in the deaths of Jose Carlos Martinez and Levin.
Flores may have a lawyer who can represent him.
Authorities are looking into how Flores got the Lyft driver’s vehicle. The family of Levin said that they don’t know if Flores was Levin’s passenger in Delray Beach on Monday.
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Lyft sent an email Friday stating that “our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Levin’s family and loved ones during these deeply troubling times.” We have been in touch both with his family and law enforcement to help with their investigation.
DiBetta said that the Lyft gig was great because Levin loved telling dad jokes, and would often tell them over and again.
She said, “It was the perfect setup for him.” He would find a new audience for every ride.
Levin was born in Philadelphia and lived there. He was an avid Eagles fan . He was a car body salesman until he retired to Florida in 2012. His daughter stated that he loved driving for Lyft where he told jokes to customers all the time.
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He had four grandchildren and a son.