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Details of Disappearance
Torres, a well-known mechanic was last seen leaving home in his car with his friend Melanie Colon. Colon and Torres never returned to the rowhouse on Reese Street. Their families spent four frantic days searching until police called on May 12 saying they had found Colon's body. She had been shot six times at close range.
Colon and Torres weren't involved with drugs, police said. They had no ties to gangs. They weren't the type, police said, to cross the wrong people. Police still have no leads on who might have killed Colon but they believe her body was moved to the Juniata Park neighborhood where she was found. Police later found Torres' gold Mazda abandoned near Roosevelt Boulevard but no sign of Torres.
Police are still looking for Torres, considered a person of interest in the case simply because he has not been heard from in months.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Philadelphia Police Department