Texas Equusearch joins search for Yessenia Suarez and children
By Tracy Jacim, Anchor -
Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller
Family and friends of the victims gathered on Friday at Seventh Day Adventist Church in Deltona.
DELTONA, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller arrived in Deltona Friday night with twelve volunteers to assist law enforcement in their search for the bodies of 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez and her children, 8-year-old Michael Otto and 9-year-old Thalia Otto.
Miller is no stranger to Central Florida, becoming a familiar face during the Casey Anthony case. Though he wouldn't give a specific location, he did tell FOX 35 that they will be searching new locations on Saturday near ones already canvassed.
Also on Friday, family and friends of the victims met at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Deltona, where Yessenia worshipped, to pray for closure.
The church's pastor said 31-year-old Luis Toledo, Suarez's husband and the prime suspect in her murder, wanted to speak to him and had asked law enforcement if a meeting could be arranged. Law enforcement would not allow it, because whatever Toledo told the pastor could be considered privileged information. The pastor told us he desperately hopes that will change, so he can help give the family closure.
While family gathered together at church, Miller met with investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.
"The family called us early on, and we've been in close contact with the lieutenant," said Miller. "Of course, they had information and stuff they were doing. They said they'd follow their leads and information they had and would call us when and if they needed us."
Miller said he will decide over the weekend if more volunteers are needed or if he needs equipment like drones, sonar, and a ground penetration unit.
"Tomorrow's on foot and some horseback. We know this is a process of elimination," he explained. "It's probably pretty obvious at this point in time, they're not going to be found alive."