VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. -Officials with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said Luis Toledo, the only person of interest in the disappearance of a Deltona mother and her children, tried to commit suicide by cutting himself with a smashed mirror after being permitted to use the rest room.
Authorities said Toledo forced the doorway shut, smashed the mirror and tried to cut himself at the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's Operations Center.
Deputies said Toledo, who is being held on a domestic battery charge, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center for treatment around 11:30 a.m.
Investigators in Volusia County continue to search for the bodies of Yessenia Suarez and her two children.
In court Friday, Toledo objected to being "illegally detained" because he was arrested without a physical warrant in hand. Even his public defender admitted he knew that wouldn't work.
Prosecutors would not reveal what Toledo has told investigators about his wife and the children.
Investigators said they will not reveal how they know the family is dead, but have searched several locations in the central Florida area, including the victim's home and a field in Sanford.
"We have been talking with him, but as far as how many times and what he said, I'm afraid I cannot go into detail," said Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brandon Haught. "This is a sensitive investigation. We want to make sure it comes to a satisfactory conclusion and make sure the family gets satisfaction when this is finally all over."
The search for Suarez and her children began on Wednesday when the three were not at their home on Covent Gardens Place in Deltona after a family member requested a well-being check.
A family member said Toledo had shown up at her place of work in Lake Mary on Tuesday and hit her, and that Suarez was afraid of Toledo.
Authorities obtained a search warrant Wednesday night and were taking photographs and video inside the home in hopes of uncovering evidence that could explain their disappearance.
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