News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Mar. 6, 2018: A man wanted by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly killing his Trinidad-born wife at their home in Vero Beach Sunday, was found dead by police Monday near the Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, Fl.
Major Eric Flowers, of the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said the search for Pedro Torres ended at 11:30 a.m. yesterday after he was found dead “of a self-inflicted gunshot wound” inside a green 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan.
“We spotted the vehicle in the area, tried to make contact and he was found deceased,” Sunrise Police Officer Chris Piper said. “No officers fired their weapons.”
Torres was on the run after being suspected of killing his wife, Vicky Leela Samaroo-Torres, 45.
Samaroo-Torres was originally from Williamsville, Victoria in South Trinidad and was a mother of three. She had previously lived in Sebastian and Lake Worth, Florida. The couple reportedly were married in 1993.
A Linked In profile showed Samaroo-Torres worked as a tax specialist at the Florida Department of Revenue from May 2004 to until the time of her death. Her Facebook and Instagram accounts were private but her Instagram profile photo showed her and a little girl, who was also in a Facebook cover image along with what appeared to be family members.
Torres reportedly had called his mother after killing his wife to tell her what he had done. she went to the couple’s home at around 7:45 am on Sunday morning and then called the sheriff’s office.
Samaroo-Torres is survived by two children, Arianna and Nick along with sisters Vidyma and Vishma.