Brother of Broward woman who vanished: ‘We don’t know if she is alive’

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives are investigating how an administrative assistant for the city of Fort Lauderdale vanished from Broward County on Thursday evening.

Crime scene tape surrounded Mimose Dulcio’s home on Sunday in unincorporated Broward County. A window by the entrance appeared to be damaged. County property records show she purchased the three-bedroom home in 2019.

Dulcio, 39, was not supposed to go to work on Friday because of Veterans Day, so when she wasn’t answering her phone calls or messages as she usually does, her family rushed to check up on her — and what they found terrified them.

Her family says they found her cellphones smashed and stuffed into the couch. Her credit cards were also left behind.

“There is no reason for her to disappear knowing that she has that much love,” her brother Enel Dulcio said. “If she disappears, she is not smashing her phones and leaving herself without credit cards, without debit cards.”

Enel Dulcio said they also found the home’s surveillance cameras were all broken. They also knew she had separated from her soon-to-be ex-husband.

“We don’t know if she is alive,” Enel Dulcio said.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office missing persons’ unit released information about the case on Saturday, describing Mimose Dulcio as a woman with black hair and brown eyes, who is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and weighs about 170 pounds.

Enel Dulcio described waiting for updates about her whereabouts as torture.

“I don’t think any individual should go through that. I wouldn’t even put that on my worst enemy,” he said adding, “I really just want my sister to come home.”

BSO Detective Chris Blankenship is asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to call 954-321-4268 or the BSO non-emergency number at 954-764-4357.

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the case, but who wants to remain anonymous, to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.

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