VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found blood in the Deltona home of a missing mother and her two children, according to newly released evidence.
Yessenia Suarez, 28, and her two children, Thalia Otto, 9, and Michael Otto, 8, are presumed dead after they went missing in October, though their bodies have not been found.
Fourteen different spots of Thalia's blood were found in the master bathroom and hallway area. No blood from Yessenia Suarez or Michael Otto was found.
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Blood was also found on the clothing of the prime suspect in the case, Suarez's husband, Luis Toledo.
According to authorities, there was an obvious smell of cleaning products inside the home and the floors appeared to have been cleaned recently.
On the morning after the three were believed to have been killed, a neighbor said Toledo knocked on his window and asked him to follow him while he dropped off his wife's vehicle. That same neighbor noticed Toledo carefully wiping down the vehicle.
On the way back from dropping off the car, Toledo stopped to dump a bag and a mat from the car into a dumpster. Analysts found blood on the mat and the blood of the little girl on size 7 boots that prosecutors say belong to Toledo.
They found Suarez's garage door opener in the vehicle, with only Toledo's finger prints on it.
Evidence reveals Toledo tried stabbing his wife days before she and the children disappeared in October. Their bodies still have not been found.
Toledo was arrested in October and has been charged with second-degree murder in death of his wife and first-degree murder in the deaths of the kids.
A day before they went missing, Toledo had confronted his wife at her Lake Mary workplace and slapped her after accusing her of having an affair, police said.
According to authorities, Toledo admitted that he killed his wife with a blow to the throat during an argument about divorce. He has denied killing the kids, but the State Attorney's Office says it has enough forensic evidence to make a case