June 5, 2012
The estranged husband of a missing Florida mom told a 911 dispatcher that he “definitely did it” before changing course in an April 2 call to report his wife’s disappearance.
Under Florida law, police could not release the identity of the caller, but Cid Torrez, the estranged husband of Vilet Torrez, 38, has previously told ABC News he was the person who reported her missing Monday, April 2.
The recording was released by the Miramar Police Department today.
“I don’t know. Saturday, she wasn’t here, all right? And, Friday, [unintelligible] Saturday morning or Friday night, she didn’t come to sleep, and then I don’t know about Saturday, and now Sunday, I definitely did it, so …” the caller said.
“You did what?” the dispatcher asked.
“I mean, um, it was 1 o’clock and she didn’t show up either,” the male voice said.
“OK, so she’s been missing since Friday?” the dispatcher asked.
The caller said he guesses that is the case.
Police have called Cid Torrez a person of interest but have reiterated Cid Torrez is not a suspect and has cooperated.
Richard Della Fera, Torrez’ attorney said the statement that he “definitely did it” was made during a time when his client was distraught and trying to recount the calls he made to Vilet and her mother that led to the 911 call.
“Around 1 a.m., he called Vilet’s mother for the first time to explain that he had not heard from Vilet all weekend. This was a call he did not want to have to make,” Della Fera said in a statement issued to ABC News’ Miami affiliate. “In listening to the 911 call, it is clear that Cid was recounting for himself and the officer his efforts to piece together the whereabouts of Vilet for the prior few days and what he had been doing to locate her.”
Tania Rues, spokeswoman for the Miramar Police Department, declined to discuss what the caller could have meant.
“I can’t speculate as to what the male caller was intending to say. I think the 911 call speaks for itself,” she told ABCNews.com.
On Monday, Florida police released a surveillance video from March 31 at 5:17 a.m. that showed the missing mom made it inside her gated community.
What remains unclear, however, are the crucial few minutes after Vilet Torrez was seen on the tape.
Phone records obtained by ABC News’ Miami affiliate show Torrez called her estranged husband, Cid Torrez, twice at 5:19 a.m on March 31. Torrez was reported missing on April 2.
Detectives told the station they believed Torrez needed someone inside the house to unlock a security latch so she could enter.
The missing woman’s brother, Javier Blanco, described Cid Torrez as “jealous” and said he hadn’t slept over at the family home in months.
“The one day he decides to sleep over, I can assure you it was a surprise to her, she was missing,” Blanco told ABCNews.com.
The missing mom had recently separated from Torrez, her husband of 15 years, Blanco said.
Blanco said his brother-in-law was jealous and controlling,to the extent they worried about their sister’s safety.
“We had been fearing for her life for about a year already,” Blanco said. “Her family had been warning her, friends, marriage counselors. We were all urging her to get out, and she was [finally] transitioning her life.”
Police executed search warrants on Vilet Torrez’ home and car, as well as her estranged husband’s vehicle. Cid Torrez has also provided police with hair and saliva samples.
No suspects have been named.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
394 269958 55
his path of destiny = 55 = Bad idea.
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