Nonprofit Search Group to Work Miramar Missing Mom Case

EquuSearch will work with local authorities to search for a missing Miramar mom

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012  |  Updated 8:19 PM EDT
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A well-known nonprofit search organization will be working the case of missing Miramar mom Vilet Torrez, family members said. Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer and donation based group, will be working with local law enforcement officials who have been searching for Torrez for more than two months. Her brother, Javier Blanco, called the group

A well-known nonprofit search organization will be working the case of missing Miramar mom Vilet Torrez, family members said. Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer and donation based group, will be working with local law enforcement officials who have been searching for Torrez for more than two months. Her brother, Javier Blanco, called the group "reputable."

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A well-known nonprofit search organization will be working the case of missing Miramar mom Vilet Torrez, family members said.

Texas EquuSearch, a volunteer and donation based group, will be working with local law enforcement officials who have been searching for Torrez for more than two months.

The 38-year-old, a mother of three, was reported missing by her estranged husband, Cid Torrez, early in April. Authorities suspect foul play and named Cid Torrez a person of interest, though he has said he did not see or have contact with his wife on the early morning she disappeared.

In the time since then, her brother Javier Blanco has been to searches where police combed waterways in Miramar, he has helped pass out flyers, and he has been in court proceedings over custody of his sister's children.

He called Texas EquuSearch "a reputable nonprofit organization that could help out with a lot of different resources that the police department didn't have. I called them up and I explained our situation and what's happening, and they said they could help out," he said.

Blanco said he reached out to the nonprofit on Tuesday.

Based in the Lone Star state, EquuSearch uses trained volunteers to conduct searches both nationally and around the world and has worked high-profile cases such as the Caylee Anthony case. It was founded by Tim Miller. His daughter disappeared and her body was not found for 17 months, Blanco said.

Miller confirmed that he is coming to meet with Miramar detectives on Monday to determine if he might have resources that could help in their search effort.
 

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