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Charlie Sheen

Sex Tape Linked to Missing Witness

11/22/2013 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A man who was supposed to be a key witness in a major burglary case is missing ... and sources tell TMZ there's a direct link to a Charlie Sheen sex tape that was being secretly shopped.

As TMZ reported ... Ricardo Orozco is currently on trial for allegedly breaking into the home of Christina Fulton -- Nic Cage's baby mama -- and stealing computers and boxes of memorabilia, allegedly including nude photos of Nic Cage.

During the preliminary hearing Thursday, a detective testified that one of the items taken was a Charlie Sheen video that we're told was on one of the stolen computers.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... it's a sex tape.

Now here's the link between the sex tape and the missing man.  We're told Darwin Vela  --  the missing man -- along with Orozco, recently went to meet with Charlie's people, claiming they had a sex tape starring Charlie and wanted to sell it, but Vela and his people never produced the tape.

Vela is a key witness in the Ricardo Orozco burglary case and was supposed to testify in the preliminary hearing as early as today. 

Now get this.  On Tuesday, Vela took his dog Cocoa for a walk, and the Chocolate Lab returned home without him with human blood on its leash, trembling and whimpering.  Vela has not been seen since. 

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And, TMZ was doing some digging yesterday, and we spoke with several men who have never proven to be fearful in the past  but literally were shaking in their boots when we talked to them about Orozco and the burglary.

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spock    

whoops i mean nbcnews.com

306 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

Sounds like dude got Warlocked...

306 days ago
18.

the truth    

Hopefully Charlie put that money to good use and had the bastard destroyed

306 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

this sounds like a man trying to get out of testifying.i hardly believe someone would off him over a sex tape.

306 days ago
20.

stu    

Damn! That guy's bottom lip is bigger than Jay Leno's chin.

306 days ago
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M    

Literally???? Were they literally shaking? Exaggerate much tmz?

306 days ago
22.

LaughAtU    

Good! All extortionists and paps should disappear

306 days ago
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JamesDa1    

No doubt Charlie used his innner Mexican threw a couple of million over to the Mafia to have this taken care of. But its cool because all we do is celebrate these aS$-holes cause all ofa sudden they throw $10k here and $10k there for cancer..

306 days ago
24.

Thia    

Would a sex tape starring Charlie Sheen be considered Porn or a horror film?

306 days ago
25.

Ron Fing Swanson    

Only in Hollywood. Anywhere else this is front page news. Poor dog tho.

306 days ago
26.

jimi    

street justice

306 days ago
27.

Heidi    

I CALL BS ON THIS STORY....... COME ON TMZ THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN 'ENTERTAINMENT' SITE, NOT A 'WHO DONE IT' INVESTIGATION......

306 days ago
28.

Miara    

TMZ - You have been coming closer and closer to looking/sounding like the National Enquirer. Now you have done it with this ridiculous story. YUK.

Used to be a decent site for celebrity news....***FLUSH*** down the toilet you have gone.

306 days ago
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Dead@27    

Are they sure it wasn't Tiger Blood?

306 days ago
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Dead@27    

Charlie and Nic pulled a Train on Nic's Baby Momma?

306 days ago
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