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Miami Teen Jaclyn Torrealba Dead, Says Family (Pictures); Boyfriend DJ Seasunz May Be Under Arrest

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Handout Photo: Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba.

NEW YORK (CBS) The father of Jaclyn Elisse Torrealba, an 18-year-old Miami college student, said that his daughter is dead, and police have arrested a man who entered the police department saying he had a body in his car, according to a press release from the Miami-Dade Police Department.

PICTURES: Miami Freshman Jaclyn Torrealba Murdered

She was dating a popular disc-jockey, DJ Seasunz, and the two had been together for what "might have been more than a year," according to Melissa Saavedra, who was high school debate partners with Torrealba.

Torrealba was last seen Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 a.m. at Space Night Club, according to several friends. Her father, Pablo Torrealba wrote a post on her Facebook page confirming his daughter's death.

According to a press release from the Miami-Dade Police Department, an unnamed white male entered a police station at approximately 7 p.m. Oct. 11 to "surrender himself" and inform officers that "there was a deceased person inside the vehicle that he had arrived in."

Friends say that Torrealba, a freshman at Florida International University, was a "smart girl" who was toying with the idea of becoming a lawyer. According to Saavedra, Torrealba was a hip-hop dancer and cheerleader in high school. "Jackie was such an amazing girl. She always had a smile on her face she was funny, she was a great dancer," Saavedra told Crimesider in a Monday phone interview.

According to Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, police have been questioning the man since his arrest Sunday night, and as of 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12 they had not yet taken his formal statement.

PICTURES: Miami Freshman Jaclyn Torrealba Murdered

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  • Sammy Saltzman

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