New discovery released in Toledo case - FOX 35 News Orlando

New discovery released in Toledo case

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DELAND, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

New information has been released in the case of a Deltona man who stands accused in the deaths of his wife and her two young children.

Luis Toledo is charged with killing 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez, 9-year-old Thalia Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto.  

More than a dozen blood swabs were taken inside Toledo and Suarez's home.  Laboratory reports show there were small amounts of blood belonging to Thalia discovered in the master bedroom and master closet. 

Newly released documents indicate that deputies also found evidence in three separate dumpsters in Seminole County.  They said they found a black trunk mat with blood on it, clothing, a vacuum cleaner, cleaning supplies, and toys.

On October 23, 2013, Toledo told deputies that he and his wife got into an argument.  He said they were fighting over plans for a divorce.  Earlier the same day, Toledo showed up at Suarez's workplace, where according to a police report, Toledo slapped her. 

In Suarez's own words, she said her husband had a history of violence.  She said she feared for her life and wrote that it was all over jealousy.

"I begged him to stop acting crazy and to leave our personal business at home," she wrote.

Suarez and her mother told investigators that Toledo tried to attack her in their home with a knife a week before Suarez disappeared.

In their search to find Suarez and her kids, deputies went so far as to take Toledo out of jail to meet privately with Suarez's biological father, hoping he could garner some information, but that didn't happen.

Deputies said Toledo, now 32, confessed to killing Suarez with a punch to the throat on the night of their argument.  Toledo said it was in self-defense.  He maintains that someone else killed the children.

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