Deltona woman beaten in Lake Mary reported missing along with her two kids; husband since jailed & not cooperating

Photos for Headline Surfer / Luis Toledo was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail Wednesday on a domestic violence charge stemming from an incident the day before in Lake Mary involving his wife Yessenia Suarez. She and her two children,  8-year-old Michael Otto and 9-year-old Thalia Otto, were reported missing Wednesday from their Deltona home by family members and haven't been seen since.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a mother and her two children who are considered missing and endangered under suspicious circumstances stemming from a domestic violence situation in Lake Mary involving her husband who has since been apprehended and jailed in Daytona Beach.

"A family member called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning and asked for deputies to conduct a well being check on 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez at 317 Covent Gardens Place, Deltona," agency spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer. Suarez had been the victim of domestic violence in Lake Mary on Tuesday but the suspect, her husband, Luis Toledo, 31, had fled before Lake Mary police officers had arrived on scene.

"A family member called the Sheriff's Office Wednesday morning and asked for deputies to conduct a well being check on 28-year-old Yessenia Suarez at 317 Covent Gardens Place, Deltona," agency spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer. Suarez had been the victim of domestic violence in Lake Mary on Tuesday but the suspect, her husband, Luis Toledo, 31, had fled before Lake Mary police officers had arrived on scene.

Information on that domestic situation was not released.

When Volusia Sheriff's deputies responded to the Deltona address to conduct the well being check Wednesday, Suarez and her children were not there. But Toledo did arrive at the house a short time later and he was subsequently arrested based on Lake Mary Police Department's battery charge from the previous day. 

The children are the mother's from a prior relationship.

ThaliaOtto, 9, ismissing, along with her brother, Michael, 8, and mom, Yessenia Suarez / Headline SurferHere is an updated photo of 9-year-old Thalia Otto, reported missing, along wih her little brother, 8-year-old Michael Otto, and their mother, Yessenia Suarez, 28, all of Deltona. 
 
Though Luis Toledo was booked into the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach, family members had not heard from Suarez since Tuesday evening. He's not cooperating with investigators.

Yessenia Suarez, who is Hispanic, is 5 feet 3 and 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. Her children are 8-year-old Michael Otto and 9-year-old Thalia Otto.

Anyone with information about Suarez or her children is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at (386) 736-5999 or dial 9-1-1 if there is an emergency. 

 

 

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.