DJ Seasunz Charged in the Murder of 18-Year-Old Jaclyn Torrealba
A well-known Miami DJ Juan Carlos Portieles, known professionally as DJ Seasunz, turned himself in yesterday afternoon after driving around with the dead body of his 18-year-old girlfriend, Jaclyn Torrealba. Police are charging the 30 year-old Portieles with second degree murder. The arrest affidavit can be read here.
By 7 p.m. Sunday night, Portieles had turned himself in at the Miami-Dade Police station in Doral. There he led officers to a body in a gray Toyota Camry.
He also told police that he has been involved with Torrealbe for two years, meaning they would have begun the relationship when she was 16.
That Portieles had a girlfriend 12 years his junior comes as little surprise, say various acquaintances from the club scene. As DJ Seasunz, he was known for promoting and playing often to a younger crowd. His MySpace page (which lists his full name as "Seasunz Manson") devotes an entire section of flyers to all-ages parties. The most recent flyer in that section promotes a headlining slot at a series of all-ages nights at Flavour in Coconut Grove.
Acquaintances say Torrealba was last seen at Club Space around 2 a.m. Sunday. Through Facebook and Twitter, they began pleading for information on her whereabouts several hours later.
Meanwhile, fans of his Facebook page are leaving some choice words in wall posts. CBS News has obtained a tearful Facebook message from the victim's father.
-- Francisco Alvarado, Dominic Sirianni, and Kyle Munzenrieder
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