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New develoments in Brusly teacher's disappearance

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Posted: Jul 25, 2011 6:58 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Jul 25, 2011 7:03 PM
Source: WBRZ


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Topics: Sylviane, Lozada, Missing, Brusly, High, Teacher

BATON ROUGE - The search continues for a missing Brusly High School teacher. Sylviane Finch Lozada last spoke to family member in Belgium on July 11, 2011.

Monday morning, police tape sealed the door of her home in Baton Rouge. In a statement, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Casey Hicks told News 2 the tape is on the door, "because the house is vacant and we sealed it to process [the house} to see if we can find any evidence that will lead us to the missing woman."

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says they've responded to two domestic calls involving the couple.

On December 3, 2010 Deputies responded to a call from Lozada. The report says she wanted her husband, Oscar Sosa, to leave because they were arguing. Deputies spoke to both of them and neither wanted to leave the house, but they would separate for the night.

Later that month, on December 31, 2010 deputies responded to the hospital where Lozada was being treated for a bruise. The report says she and her husband were arguing and he pushed her down hitting her back on the corner of the counter. Lozada chose not to press charges.

Monday morning at their Spring Lake Drive home, News 2 discovered the house was completely empty, and all of the lights ,inside and out, were on.

Investigators say Sosa left the country with their five-year-old daughter for Venezuela July 9, two days before Lozada's family reported her missing. One of Lozada's co-workers also noticed her missing and contacted the sheriff's office, and that's when the investigation began.

On Monday, an SUV believed to be connected to Lozada's disappearance was brought to the State Police Crime Lab so sheriff's detectives could investigate. Authorities wouldn't elaborate on how the vehicle is involved. Neighbors say the car was regularly used by Sosa.

At this time, the sheriff's office says they have no evidence pointing to foul play in Lozada's disappearance..

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