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Police Seek DNA From Husband of Missing Miramar Woman

Search warrant filed seeking hair samples, fingerprints from Cid Torrez

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    Police said they are seeking DNA samples and fingerprints from the estranged husband of a Miramar woman who went missing last month. Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues said Wednesday that though Cid Torrez has been classified as a person of interest, that "does not necessarily mean detectives have ruled everyone else out." (Published Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015)

    Police are seeking DNA samples and fingerprints from the estranged husband of a Miramar woman who went missing last month, according to a search warrant obtained by NBC 6 on Wednesday.

    The search warrant which was filed Monday seeks hair samples, prints and oral swabs from Cid Torrez, whose wife, Vilet Torrez, disappeared on March 30.

    On Tuesday, a spokesperson for Miramar Police said they suspect foul play in the disappearance, and named Cid Torrez a person of interest.

    Torrez's attorney didn't return calls for comment Wednesday.

    Miramar Mom Missing For Eight Days

    [MI] Miramar Mom Missing For Eight Days
    It has been eight days since Miramar mother Vilet Torrez has been seen. NBC 6 spoke with her friend Clarissa Garcia who said she thinks the case will have a tragic outcome.
    (Published Sunday, April 8, 2012)

    Miramar Police spokeswoman Tania Rues said Wednesday that though the estranged husband has been classified as a person of interest, that "does not necessarily mean detectives have ruled everyone else out."

    Days after Vilet Torrez's disappearance, detectives executed a search warrant at the couple's townhouse, searching inside and outside and taking some bricks from outside the home.

    Earlier this month, the Florida Department of Children and Families temporarily removed the couple's three kids from Cid Torrez's custody after a family member made a confidential call to the Florida Abuse Hotline fearing the man would try to hurt himself or the couple's children. The kids are currently staying with their maternal grandmother.

    Police, Family Continue To Look For Missing Miramar Woman

    [MI] Police, Family Continue To Look For Missing Miramar Woman
    Miramar Police and friends and family of Vilet Torrez handed out flyers near her home Tuesday. They went to nearby communities and shopping centers searching for information about the missing mother of three. The 38-year-old woman was reported missing last Monday, but hasn't been seen since Friday, March 30. "It feels like a dream. We're totally destroyed," Torrez brother Javier Blanco said. "I feel like I've lost faith in humanity. I don't know what happened ... and something happened."
    (Published Tuesday, April 10, 2012)

    The 38-year-old woman's family has said she never would have left her children, and they continue to hold out hope that she will be found safely. They passed out flyers this past weekend in the hopes that someone can help find her.

    "It's kind of no surpise to us because as you know they've been having problems for a while. And when we first found out all this happened that's the first person we thought about," her sister Nayiva Blanco said about the news that Cid Torrez is a person of interest.

    She said she doesn't want to lose hope, "because I guess I'm in denial that something like this could happen to her. That her children are going to be alone for the rest of their lives. I don't even want to think that."

    Family Of Missing Mother Feared For Her Safety

    [MI] Family Of Missing Mother Feared For Her Safety
    Vilet Torrez has been missing since the end of March. Family and friends passed out flyers Saturday and asked for help to find her.
    (Published Sunday, Jan. 1, 2015)