Brother of high-profile missing Florida woman disappears

Jonathan Suarez, brother of presumed dead Yessenia Suarez, is now missing

Jonathan Suarez has been missing for more than 24 hours. (Family of Jonathan Suarez)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The brother of a high-profile missing woman is also missing.

Yessenia Suarez, of Volusia County, and her two children disappeared in October 2013. They were later presumed dead and her husband, Luis Toledo, was convicted of murder in all three deaths. He was sentenced to life in prison.

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Suarez’s brother, Jonathan Suarez, was reported missing on Sunday.

His mother, Felicita Nieves, said Yessenia Suarez’s disappearance had long-term emotional effects on Jonathan Suarez.

“I have a daughter and grandchildren who are missing for eight years, and my son — it keeps hitting him. Some days are harder than others. All that we know is that my son has been missing since (Sunday) night and we haven’t heard a word from him,” Nieves said.

The family said his vehicle was involved in two crashes on Sunday night, one in Longwood and one in Apopka.

According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Jonathan Suarez’s wife reported her husband was last seen wearing a green jacket, jeans and gray sneakers. He is also without a cell phone.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911.

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Phil Landeros joined WKMG-TV as an executive producer in March 2021.