Hundreds gather to remember Yessenia Suarez and her children

DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — Friends and family remember a missing central Florida woman as a dedicated college student who set a good example for her two children.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports ( ) several hundred people gathered Saturday at a Deltona church to remember Yessenia Suarez and her children, Thalia and Michael.

One of Suarez’s Rollins College professors said Suarez was to graduate in May.

Investigators say Suarez and both children are dead, but their bodies have not been found.

The three went missing Oct. 23. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested Suarez’s husband, 31-year-old Luis Toledo. He confessed that during an argument over their troubled marriage he struck her in the throat and killed her. He has denied killing the children. He has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in his wife’s death.

Source: Associated Press