A ritualistic shrine was discovered in the Florida jail cell of a man accused of killing his wife and her two young children.
Luis Toledo is charged in the death of his wife, Yessenia Suarez, and her children, 8-year-old Michael and 9-year-old Thalia, NBC affiliate WESH reported.
Suarez and her children were last seen in October 2013, Voulsia County officials said. Their bodies have not been found.
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Toledo allegedly admitted to killing Suarez "with a single blow," according to WESH, but denied hurting his stepchildren.
During a routine jail cell sweep on March 27, Daytona Beach jail officials found drops of apparent blood on pictures of Toledo's wife and children, as well as a newspaper clipping with a red mark through the name of Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, the Volusia County Division of Corrections said. Zambrano will be presiding over Toledo's murder trial, WESH said.
Officers also found a cast with a nose and eyes drawn in red, a cross made from a ripped-up white T-shirt, and a paper cup filled with water, an orange and bread.
The items were arranged in what appeared to some form of ritualistic manner, possible "Santeria," according to a correction officer's report. Santeria is a religious tradition of African origin that spread through Latin America.
Toledo's next hearing is set for May 18.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.