Volusia County man accused of killing man he met on dating app, deputies say

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla — A Volusia County man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly killed a man he met on a dating app, according to deputies.

On Sunday, Volusia County sheriff’s deputies recovered the body of a Daytona Beach man who went missing last week.

According to deputies, Bobby Scott’s body was found in an area off the 2900 block of Old New York Avenue in DeLand.

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Deputies said 20-year-old Michael Harris was arrested Saturday night.

Scott’s husband reported him missing this past Sunday after he didn’t come home for an entire day.

Michael Harris Mugshot
Michael Harris Mugshot (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies discovered Scott’s vehicle in DeLand two days after he went missing. Deputies said that Harris, who was in possession of Scott’s vehicle, told them that Scott had lent the car to him Sunday.

Missing Man - Bobby Scott Picture
Missing Man - Bobby Scott Picture (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

Harris also told deputies that he’d had no contact with Scott since Sunday. According to deputies, Scott’s husband told them that Scott hadn’t lent his car to anyone.

Deputies said Scott’s cellphone was found abandoned in DeLand and that Scott had not contacted anyone since Sunday, nor had he conducted any financial activity since going missing.

According to deputies, the investigation revealed that Scott met Harris via a dating app and agreed to meet up Sunday.

After Scott and Harris met up, Scott was never heard from again, deputies said.

According to deputies, evidence recovered from Scott’s vehicle linked Harris to the murder.

Harris was taken into custody without incident on Saturday, and detectives are actively pursuing all leads in reference to Scott’s missing body.