- Associated Press - Saturday, June 16, 2018

MIAMI (AP) - Authorities say they’ve arrested a Florida man after a box containing his wife’s dead body was recovered from a canal.

A Miami-Dade police report says 36-year-old Jimmy Torres was arrested Thursday and charged with second-degree murder.

Police say 33-year-old Maribel Torres was reported missing by her father in April. He told detectives the woman hadn’t been seen since November and suspected her husband was responsible.

Jimmy Torres told investigators that his wife had run off with another man in December. But the report says an unnamed witness came forward Thursday and told police that Torres had confessed to fatally striking his wife with a metal rod, placing the body in a box and dumping it in a Broward County canal. The witness led detectives to the remains.

Torres was being held without bail. Jail records didn’t list an attorney.



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