Abilene man disappears without a trace 2 weeks ago, believed to be homicide victim

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man, who authorities believe to be a homicide victim, disappeared without a trace two weeks ago, leaving his loved ones searching for answers. 

Eric Vincent Torrez, 41, has not been seen or heard from since he traveled to Tom Green County after receiving a text message about a possible job in the area on Friday, July 21, 2017, and authorities are now considering him the victim of a homicide.

Just days after Torrez's disappearance, an evidentiary search warrant was served at the home of his ex-wife, Kristen Anne Jennings, on Duckworth Road in northern Tom Green County. She, along with her current husband, Stephen Jennings, and his father, Gary Jennings, were taken into custody.

Kristen Jennings is now being held in the Taylor County Jail on a $50,000 bond for Burglary with Intent to Commit Another Felony - a charged issued after she allegedly busted into an Abilene home the day Torrez went missing, assaulted his mother, then forcibly took a 4-year-old child belonging to her and Torrez.

Stephen and Gary Jennings were arrested for Tampering with Evidence. No information surrounding their charges has been released.

Torrez's truck was recovered from the parking lot of a Ballinger Walmart two days after the Jennings' property was searched, but there is still no sign of Torrez. 


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