DELTONA, Fla. (WFTV) -- Luis Toledo, who is accused of killing his wife, has been charged with killing her children and tampering with evidence, officials said Thursday.
Yessenia Suarez, 28, and her two children, 8-year-old Michael Otto and 9-year-old Thalia Otto disappeared Oct. 23.
Investigators said Toledo admitted that while arguing with Suarez on Oct. 22, he hit her in the throat with his open hand and she died from the blow. They said Toledo hasn't said where her body is.
Suarez was the victim of domestic violence involving Toledo on Tuesday in Lake Mary. WFTV learned Toledo and Suarez had been talking about separating and that Toledo was angry about some text messages he found on his wife's phone. He showed up Suarez's Lake Mary workplace, where he confronted and allegedly slapped her, according to investigators.
Suarez's family said the three disppeared just hours after the incident. Toledo was later found and arrested for a domestic battery charge out of Lake Mary.