NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — There are new details in the discovery of a body in a wooded area. The family of a missing woman has gotten the heartbreaking news that the body is in fact their loved one.
7News received word of this news from a cousin of the victim, Mimose Dulcio, Thursday night.
It was the news no family could bear to hear, that a body found is that of their missing sister, their missing cousin, their missing daughter.
Dulcio had been missing for a week, and a relative says the family received the news Wednesday that the body was that of the missing woman.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office found the body in a wooded area Wednesday, during their search for remains in the alleged murder of the City of Fort Lauderdale employee.
Under arrest, Dulcio’s husband, 36-year-old Jose Pacheco. Who had been taken into custody not far from a Northwest Miami-Dade location.
The couple shared a home near Fort Lauderdale, but her sister says the marriage was over.
“I always text her. Everyday I call and text her to check on her because of what she’s currently going through,” said Seminta Dulcio, the victim’s sister. “She’s going through a messy divorce.”
A neighbor says she occasionally heard fighting.
“One evening they got in an argument, and he fired two shots in air,” said Carolyn Reddick. “He seemed hot headed, drive off when they got in their arguments.”
Pacheco was arrested four days after she vanished.
Investigators had combed through their home for hours looking for clues.
“During the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the couple’s home and shared vehicle, and that’s when detectives say that they obtained evidence, which suggested that the victim was murdered in the home and her body transported in the shared vehicle and disposed of in an unknown location,” said Gerdy St. Louis, BSO’s Public Information Officer.
It is important to note, deputies have not said the body found is that of Dulcio, but a relative says it has been confirmed to them and Pacheco is charged with murder.
Pacheco remains behind bars in Miami-Dade County.
BSO told 7News they are still searching for clues and this remains an active investigation.
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