NewsLocal NewsSan Diego News


Family searches for answers in unsolved death of Filirican Torres

13-year anniversary brings back painful memories
Filirican Torres family pic.png
Posted at 7:34 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 10:34:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It's been 13 years since Filirican Torres died after being hit by a car on the 94 Freeway, and her family says every passing holiday and anniversary brings the pain back to the forefront.

"It feels like someone is stabbing you in the heart over and over again," says sister Edy Torres.

Friday is the anniversary of the death, which is still unsolved. Now the Torres family is asking anyone with information to come forward and help them get closure.

"Maybe they heard something in the last 13 years," says Torres. "Maybe they heard her name or something came up. Help us out."

The family says Torres was thrown from a car on the freeway on January 10, 2007, and then hit by several other cars on the road. It happened on the Eastbound lanes of the 94 in between Euclid Avenue and Kelton. At the time, San Diego Police called the death "suspicious."

In 2009, Crime Stoppers released a photo of a white Geo Metro as a suspect vehicle, but they never made any arrests.

"She was a loving person," Torres says of her sister. "When you met her she would put a smile on your face. She had this aura where you would just gravitate to her."

As they have for years, the family is putting up posters around the area where the crash took place.

"It's been 13 years," says Edy. "Time hasn't healed anything. We just learn to cope with the pain."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.