Family of Missing Uber Driver Says Thank You

Charlotte, NC — Investigators have positively identified the body found in Rock Hill as that of missing Uber driver Marlo Medina-Chevez.

A family spokesperson tells WCCB Charlotte the medical examiner used dental records to make the identification. We’ve also learned Medina-Chevez had been beaten and tied up.

Friday, family gathered outside Medina-Chevez’s home, learning there are three new warrants added to the case of his disappearance.

“My dad’s dead. How do you bring him back? There’s no way,” said Deborah Medina.

20-year-old James Stevens and 25-year-old Diontray Adams now face murder, kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon, bringing little comfort to family.

“It gives you peace that they’re in jail, but I mean you, I just lost my dad. I mean, you can’t really come back from that,” said Medina.

The 44-year-old father of three left for work Saturday night and never came home.

Monday, Maryland police arrested Stevens and Adams in the man’s stolen Nissan Pathfinder.

A York County Sheriff’s dog discovered Medina-Chevez’s body Thursday in a field off Mount Gallant Rd. in Rock Hill.

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“I had to do a double take because I couldn’t believe it was in Charlotte,” said Jerrika Swartz.

Swartz drives for Uber and says it’s a mystery the community has watched closely.

“I was shocked. I was scared. I was terrified, and It’s my source of income right now,” said Swartz.

She declines pick up customers at night now.

Police have not confirmed if the suspects were Uber customers.

The ride share program documents rider information.

Family just wants to say thank you to people who helped in the search and who have donated money.

“With those donations, me and my mom will keep going and will be back on our feet,” said Medina.