Missing man from Miami Shores found inside truck pulled from El Portal canal

EL PORTAL, Fla. – A pickup truck was pulled from a canal in El Portal late Tuesday afternoon.

Family members confirmed to Local 10 that 82-year-old Mernier Sainvil was found dead inside the truck.

The canal is just off of 87th Street and 5th Avenue.

The yellow Ford pickup truck matched a description of the truck police said was being driven by Sainvil the last time he was seen on Friday.

Family members said they were concerned when Sainvil, who is currently receiving dialysis, missed his last treatment.

Miami Shores police Lt. David Golt confirmed Wednesday morning that the body found was, in fact, Sainvil’s.

He said the Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating the death. Foul play is not suspected.

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