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Missing Man Found Dead After Car Discovered in El Portal Canal

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The person who was found inside a car submerged in an El Portal canal was identified by family members as a Miami Shores man who had been missing for days.

Divers responded at around 1:45 p.m to the 500 block of NW 87th Street after reports of a car inside a canal.

Investigators found a sole person inside, who family members later identified as 82-year-old Mernier Sainvil. Sainvil had been missing since Friday.

The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating.

This is a developing story. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

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