Vero Beach Man believed to have killed wife may have fled to Broward County

Indian River County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home located in the 8100 block of 102nd Avenue in Vero Beach on Sunday morning. Upon entering, officers discovered Vicky Torres, 45, deceased.

The sheriff’s office issued a Be-On-The-Look-Out order for the woman’s husband, Pedro Torres, whom they believe is the killer. They also believe he is armed and dangerous.

Authorities say Pedro Torres could be driving a light green Toyota Sienna with a Florida licence plate of Y06IVL. The suspect is known to frequent areas of Broward County and is believed to be hiding there.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said they are working with South Florida law enforcement officials to find Torres.

“Tragically, we have experienced another domestic violence homicide in our county. We know that domestic violence is a crime that spans all socioeconomic boundaries. We are working with our partners in South Florida to locate and apprehend Pedro Torres so he can be held accountable for this crime.” 

Officials have not released details outlining why they believe Torres killed his wife, nor have they clarified the events leading up to the homicide. They do not believe he is still in Vero Beach.

What they have said is that Pedro Torres is believed to be armed and dangerous. They ask anyone with information of his whereabouts or encounters Torres to not approach the suspect – call 9-1-1 immediately.  You may remain anonymous and may qualify for up to a $3,000 reward.

Any information can be reported to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or by via their website at www.tcwatch.org.

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