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Texas Equusearch to assist in search for missing Deltona woman, children
posted Nov 6, 2013 - 1:58:02pm
Searches are continuing today for missing Deltona woman Yessenia Suarez and her two children, Michael and Thalia Otto utilizing Volusia County Sheriff’s Office personnel. To supplement those efforts, the Sheriff’s Office has been in contact with Texas Equusearch, which performs mounted search and rescue operations. The organization has personnel in town today coordinating with the Sheriff’s Office and scouting out additional locations to be searched, including areas identified by the victims’ family during their meeting with the Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Once the additional locations to be searched have been identified, Texas Equusearch is expected to bring in approximately 30-40 searchers on Saturday, including some on horseback. Sheriff’s Office personnel also will be teamed up with the Equusearch personnel for Saturday’s search.
After days of searching in the Deltona-Enterprise area for, the Sheriff's Office stopped to regroup Sunday, Nov. 3. The investigation continued.
Suarez's husband, Luis Toledo, has been charged with her death, after admitting he killed her, the Sheriff's Office said. He has not been charged in the death of the children at this point.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 386-254-1537. Tips can be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS.
Read about Texas Equusearch here.
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