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DNA, blood found in Luis Toledo's car, house after wife, stepchildren presumed dead

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Updated: 2/05 4:09 pm
DELTONA, Fla. (WFTV) -- Channel 9's Blaine Tolison and Tim Barber are going over hours of discovery that was released Wednesday in the case of a man accused of killing his wife and two stepchildren in Deltona last year.

Investigators released nearly 500 pages of evidence that could shed light on what happened to Yessinia Suarez and her children, 9-year-old Thalia Otto and 8-year-old Michael Otto.

All three are presumed to be dead, though their bodies have never been found.

Luis Toledo was arrested in October and has confessed to killing Suarez but maintains an accomplice killed the children.

Out of the hundreds of new documents released, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab report lists 60 pieces of DNA evidence, much of it coming from the Deltona home where Toledo said he killed his wife by striking her one time in the throat.

DNA evidence also came from Suarez's Honda, which a Seminole County school bus driver said she saw Toledo cleaning in a Lake Mary Publix parking lot.

"He kind of scared me because I was like, why he's doing it, like, why he's cleaning?" said school bus driver Tina Williams. "And I thought he worked in Publix."

Channel 9 also learned blood found in the home belonged to Thalia. Her blood was also found on the trunk liner of the Honda, which investigators said a neighbor helped Toledo drop off in Lake Mary where the bus driver spotted it.

Deputies recovered the trunk liner in a dumpster in the area.

The new reports show that no blood evidence was found from Suarez or Michael.

The alleged slayings of Suarez and her children came just hours after Toledo was heard in a 911 call accusing his wife of cheating.

Suarez's family has spoken out several times about the torment they said they have gone through after losing their three loved ones and then waiting to see if Toledo would be charged in their deaths.

A grand jury has indicted Toledo, who is now facing three murder charges.
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