(FORT LAUDERDALE, FL) — After several days of searching for the body of a missing woman who was believed to have been killed by her husband, authorities have made a break in the case.
The remains of Mimose Dulcio were located Wednesday morning in the area near Northwest 204th Street and 53rd Court in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The Broward County Sheriff’s office reported that they found a woman’s body believed to be that of Dulcio in a wooded area.
The body has since taken the body to the medical examiner’s office as they work to make a positive identification.
Dulcio was reported missing on Saturday after family members and friends could not get in touch with her.
According to the report, Dulcio was last seen at the home she shared with her husband 36-year-old Jose Pacheco despite being in the process of finalizing a divorce.
While searching for Dulcio, family members say Pacheco told them that he hadn’t seen her in days:
“He answered the door and said Mimi is not home. I don’t know about now, I can’t account for who has heard from him now, but he wasn’t here when we were all looking for her,” her sister said.
Officials received a warrant for the couple’s home and found disturbing evidence that Dulcio may have been murdered:
“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 deposed off in an unknown location,” said Gerdy St. Louis, BSO’s Public Information Officer.
Pacheco was located in Hialeah on Monday and taken into custody for the disappearance and murder of Dulico.
He appeared before a judge on Wednesday where he was told that he will be extradited to Broward County to face a second-degree murder charge.