MIRAMAR (CBS4) – The family of a missing Miramar mother says they are not surprised the woman’s estranged husband has been named as a ‘person of interest’ in her disappearance.

Vilet Torrez, 38, vanished on March 30th shortly after arriving at her Miramar home, according to police.

Her husband Cid Torrez has been named a person of interest.  CBS4 News broke the story Tuesday that Miramar police obtained search warrants and took DNA samples, hair samples and fingerprints from Cid Torrez on April 11th.

However Miramar police says others have also submitted DNA samples.

“We do suspect foul play in the disappearance of Vilet Torrez,” said Tania Rues, a spokeswoman for the Miramar Police Department.

Cid Torrez has denied he has anything to do with his estranged wife’s disappearance.

“I’m counting the hours until she comes home,” Torrez told CBS 4 News on Tuesday.

But Vilet Torrez’s family says they don’t believe him.

“She was getting ready to divorce him. She was moving on with her life.   She had changed the beneficiaries on her insurance policies,” said Vilet’s brother Javier Blanco. “They had problems in their marriage and we feared for her life,”

Over her family’s objections Cid Torrez is now living in the house he once shared with his estranged wife, even though he hasn’t lived there for months.

His relatives continue to believe he had nothing to do with his estranged wife’s disappearance.


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