FGCU student, friend found dead on Alligator Alley

Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-16 10:44:12-05

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Two young Southwest Florida men, one of whom is a Florida Gulf Coast University student, have been found dead inside a car on Alligator Alley.

Sebastian Ramos and Josh Lausche were last seen early Sunday morning at a concert on the east coast of Florida.

Loved ones were on social media desperately searching for the whereabouts of them.  Sadly, their answer came in the form of tragedy.

Crews pulled the young men's bodies from the silver Mazda 3 Tuesday.  Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says, "All we know right now is that sometime, maybe during the night, that the vehicle was traveling west, down this ramp, and left the roadway and went into this retention pond."

It's not clear what led up to the crash, however cameras captured a beer bottle lodged between the rear driver's side window and the airbag.

Ramos, a 21 year old FGCU marketing student, had a passion for music.

According to family, the two men were leaving a concert and were last scene in Hollywood Saturday around 2 am. Investigators believe the pair was heading to Bonita Springs when for some reason they ended up on the rest area off-ramp, missing a turn.

"As you can see the damage on the car and the car actually went up the incline, so it actually ended up in the canal," said Wysocky. "So it would have been a significant impact, just because when it hit the wall and then propelled upward." 

Josh worked at Masa in Naples. A manager at the restaurant says his co-worker's emotions were still too raw to go on camera.