Missing Aircraft Mechanic Found Dead

An aircraft mechanic, Suren Seetal of Florida, that had been missing since early November was later found dead – the result of a homicide. Authorities believe he was killed for trying to collect $315,000 he was owed. Seetal was last seen alive on Nov. 2 when he was leaving work. His family reported him missing when he didn’t come home, return to work for his next shift or answer phone calls. His body was found two weeks later on Big Cypress Reservation.

Three men were charged with kidnapping and murdering the 36-year-old, the United States Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida said in a statement in mid-December.

29-year-old Somjeet Christopher “Lil Chris” Singh, 24-year-old Avin “Smalls” Seetaram, and 18-year-old Gavin Hunter have all been charged with murder for hire conspiracy, murder for hire, kidnapping conspiracy, kidnapping and obstruction of justice.

A federal grand jury in the Southern District of Florida charged Avin Seetaram, a/k/a “Smalls,” 24, Somjeet Christopher Singh, a/k/a “Lil Chris,” 29, and Gavin Hunter, 18, all of Broward County, with “murder for hire conspiracy, murder for hire, kidnapping conspiracy, kidnapping, and obstruction of justice, for their involvement in a violent kidnapping and murder of Miami-Dade resident Suren Seetal.”

According to allegations contained in the previously filed criminal complaint and the indictment, Seetal was last seen alive on November 2, 2023, when he was leaving work. After leaving work, Seetal’s telephone was in the vicinity of Dr. HVAC, Singh’s air conditioning business, before going off network shortly thereafter. Seetal’s body was recovered at Big Cypress Reservation on November 21, 2023.    

Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) or visit tips.fbi.gov.