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Broward Man Faces Murder Charge in Estranged Wife’s Disappearance

A Broward man is facing a murder charge for the disappearance of his estranged wife. Authorities said on Tuesday that he has become the prime suspect. More details have since been released, as the case has evolved.

Broward Man Faces Murder Charge

Jose Luis Pacheco, 36, was arrested Monday night in Hialeah in connection with the disappearance and murder of his wife, Mimose D’Urcio, 39, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The last sighting of Dulcio was at her residence on Thursday night. By Saturday, a missing person alert was issued for her. It did not take long for police to arrest Jose Luis Pacheco in connection with her disappearance.

Pacheco told Homicide that he had not seen or heard from Dulcio for several days and that authorities said the couple was in the process of divorcing.

A search warrant was issued for the couple’s home and car. The search revealed evidence indicating that Dulcio had been killed at the couple’s residence and that her corpse had been moved into the couple’s shared car and disposed of in an unknown place. Authorities are still searching for the body.

“No one currently knows where her body is. Unfortunately, this case has taken a turn for the worst,” said Gerdy St. Louis, a spokesman for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. “We would have preferred to discover Mimose alive and healthy. That was not the case, though. We hope that the arrest we have made in this instance will bring the family some measure of justice.”

Wife’s Family Weighs In

Seminta Dulcio, Dulcio’s sister, said that she went to her sister’s residence on Friday morning after she was unable to contact her.

“I broke down her door, but she was not home. We’ve searched everywhere, but we can’t locate Mimose,” stated Seminta Dulcio.

The family discovered that not only was Dulcio gone, but also some of her valuables. They also saw blood flecks and breaks on the television.

Seminta Dulcio said, “Two of her phones were smashed, twisted, and shattered, and it’s not like her to leave any of her gadgets due of her present situation.”

Pacheco, Mimose’s estranged husband, was the last known person to have seen her, according to her relatives. According to family members, the couple was living in separate rooms of the home when Mimose filed for divorce.

Since 2019, Dulcio has worked for the City of Fort Lauderdale as an administrative assistant in the Development Services Department.

Greg Chavarria, city manager of Fort Lauderdale, said in a statement that the Development Services Department was closed early on Tuesday to give staff time to mourn.

Chavarria’s statement said, “The City of Fort Lauderdale is very grieved by the terrible death of our employee Mimose Dulcio, as verified by the Broward Sheriff’s Office.” “Mimose is remembered by her coworkers for her bright smile and commitment to her job. During this sad time, we are thinking about and praying for her family.

Tuesday, Pacheco was being detained in the Miami-Dade County jail on an out-of-county warrant. An attorney comment was not possible at this time.

Call 954-321-4246 if you have any information on the suspect’s white 2018 Dodge Charger and any suspicious activity.

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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