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Police: Murdered Mother Died of Head Trauma

Surya Toha may have also been suffocated, autopsy finds



    Police: Murdered Mother Died of Head Trauma

    The Coral Springs woman whose husband is accused of killing her and pushing her body and car into a lake died from several blunt force injuries to her head and possibly suffocation , police said.

    An autopsy performed on 41-year-year-old Surya Toha found she suffered multiple impacts to her head from a heavy object and she may have been asphyxiated, according to the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office.

    Surya's car was pulled from Crystal Lake at the 4100 block of Powerline Road near Sample Road Monday night, her body inside and her head covered with a plastic bag.

    On Tuesday, husband Munawar Toha, 63, was arrested and charged with her murder. Police said he was captured on video pushing his wife's car into the lake.

    Surveillance video from the warehouse across the street from the lake shows the silver car pulling into the parking lot. Then, a man gets out and pulls a bike out of the trunk. Police think that was Toha's get away ride after he dumped the body.

    The video goes on to show the man, believed to be Toha, trying to push the car into the lake before finally getting in the car and driving it toward the lake before jumping away.

    The car can be seen slowly drifting away with the current as the man hops on the bike and pedals away. The lake is less than seven miles from the couple's home.

    Surya Toha had last seen dropping the couple's two young sons off at Hunt Elementary School on March 23. Just hours before his wife's body was found, Munawar Toha claimed he had no idea where she was and made a tearful public plea for her safe return.