News 5 has confirmed a body was discovered Friday afternoon on the coast of NAS Pensacola.
There is currently an active crime scene on the strip of beach where the body was located, News 5 is told.
The body is believed to be that of 62-year-old boater Brad Gunther, who went missing last week. Family members who spoke to News 5 a short time ago confirmed that’s what they were told by local authorities.
Gunther was last seen on the 48-foot sailboat he owned and captained, “Reliant.” The boat was found anchored at Fort McRee last week with no sign of Gunther or the sailboat’s dinghy.
Rodgers is a registered sex offender from Milton, Florida. He served almost 8 years on a robbery, armed burglary, and sexual battery conviction.
This is a developing story. More tonight on News 5 at 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00.