UPDATE: Police Confirm Body Found In Melbourne To Be 21-Year-Old Matthew Robineau
By Space Coast Daily // February 12, 2019
medical examiner to conduct Autopsy to determine cause of death
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Melbourne Police have confirmed the identity of the body found on Tuesday to be 21-year-old Matthew Robineau from Indian Harbor Beach, who went missing early Sunday morning.
Police say Matthew was last seen in Downtown Melbourne around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
According to the investigation, police first received a call from Matthew’s father, Dan Robineau, on Sunday at 2:13 a.m. in the area of the Melbourne Causeway near Geiger Point.
When police arrived, they met the father who stated he had received a “pocket dial” from his son around 2 a.m. and after trying to call his son back, he received no answer.
The father said he used the ‘Find my iPhone’ app to locate his son’s phone which led him stationary in the area of the Melbourne Causeway.
“Dan relayed that Matthew had been with friends in the area of Downtown Melbourne and was now concerned for his son’s safety,” said Melbourne Police.
“Once in the area, Dan located Matthew’s phone along with several other personal items (cell phone, wallet and shirt) in the general vicinity, however his son was not seen.”
Later in the day at 9:48 a.m., Dan called Melbourne Police to report that his son had not arrived for work before a search utilizing the Melbourne Police Department boat, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Aviation unit, was conducted in the area of Melbourne Causeway but nothing was found.
Officers were able to verify that Matthew visited several establishments on New Haven Ave. in Downtown Melbourne just prior to his disappearance.
Around 1 a.m., he was last seen walking eastbound on New Haven near the railroad tracks and information provided indicates he was possibly intoxicated.
Police then announced on Tuesday afternoon that the body they recovered earlier on Tuesday was Matthew Robineau.
“The Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy and we will provide updates as soon as we have more information,” said Melbourne Police in a statement.
“There has been a great deal of assistance from Mr. Robineau’s family & friends, the United States Coast Guard, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the media, and our community. We appreciate all the assistance that has been offered in this case.”
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