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Miramar Police need the public’s help to find a mother of three who has not been seen or heard from since last Friday evening, when she had dinner with a co-worker friend.
Vilet Torrez, 38, didn't show up for work at Bath Fitter in Doral over the weekend and on Monday, when her family reported her missing. Her van was found at her home.
“It’s a big concern. This is very uncharacteristic of her,” said Miramar Police Detective Jonathan Zeller at a press conference Wednesday.
Torrez separated from her husband Cid Torrez a few months ago, police said. He tells NBC 6 he last saw his wife Friday afternoon when he picked up the children for the weekend.
“I’m extremely worried. I don’t know where she is. This is completely uncharacteristic of her,” said Vilet Torrez’s brother Javier Blanco. “She’s extremely responsible.”
He added that her children are extremely close with their mother.
“Everything has been ordinary until Friday,” said Blanco, who acknowledged his sister had some marital issues. “We’re destroyed."
He described his sister as a happy, extremely religious and loving mother.
Police say they are looking into possible surveillance video, credit card transactions and cell phone records.
Mrs. Torrez is 5-foot-3, weighs between 125 and 130 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.
The Miramar Police Department is asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call (954) 602-4000.