Family makes plea to find missing Miramar mother
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is making a passionate plea to help find a wife and mother who disappeared.
Thirty-eight-year-old Vilet Torrez was last seen Friday and has not shown up for work in days.
In a public plea on Wednesday, the missing woman's family members said it is not in her character not to communicate with them. "I'm extremely worried. I don't know where she is. This is completely uncharacteristic of her," said Javier Blanco, Torrez' sister.
Blanco describes his sister, a mother of three, as "a beautiful human being."
Police are checking surveillance videos near Torrez' Harbour Lake home. A K-9 unit has also been in the neighborhood trying to pick up her scent.
Detectives still cannot figure out why Torrez is missing. "All we are doing right now is trying to find out where she is at," said Miramar Police Department Detective Jonathan Zeller.
Meanwhile, the woman's family remains distraught over their missing loved one. "We are destroyed," said Blanco. "If somebody's sister, your sister, your brother, your close relative just all of a sudden vanishes into thin air, of course you're distraught. You don't know what's happening."
Police say Torrez has an estranged husband that has been interviewed and is cooperating with authorities. Police also say the estranged husband is in no way being considered a suspect in this missing person's case.
If you recognize Torrez and know anything of her whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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