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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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31.

Ashley     

Too bad animals are always suffering from human actions but at least the dog came back alive & sounds like the dog is OK. I will help the dog w/home if he needs help. Scary story but think we all know what "really" happened to this man but until the police confirm...

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32.

oink    

Tiger Blood is made with *** and Vodka. Charlie's favorite drink

251 days ago
33.

Gretel    

Oh come on. They were shaking in their boots when TMZ was asking questions? All I can imagine is those creepy unwashed paps shouting stupid questions at them. Shaking in their boots because of TMZ. Indeed.

251 days ago
34.

There's a problem here    

The top pic looks like an ugly woman. Why are men letting people give them women's eyebrows? It is not attractive for straight men.

251 days ago
35.

The Zombie    

Because the dog came home with his tail between his legs,.I'm going to guess the guy was shot. That dog was scared, and most big dogs would attack someone who physically attacked their master. It would have to be a pretty badass thug (or thugs) to attack a man walking a 90lb Lab.

251 days ago
36.

@drayram    

ChuX def in on it. ....u murdering bastard pig ... we love u

251 days ago
37.

ccp    

You really think Charlie cares if he has a sex tape ,come on now

251 days ago
38.

master    

Are they sure it wasnt Tiger blood??

251 days ago
39.

nobrashevonne    

Poor dog.

251 days ago
40.

Alyssa    

Charlie Sheen tape? Who would want to watch that?

251 days ago
41.

Doug    

This would not be his first time being linked to a murder. He was a person of interest in the murder of a pornstar escort a few years back.

251 days ago
42.

Heidi    

WOW TMZ... YOU'RE PUTTING OUT A LOT OF SPECULATION, HEARSAY & THROWING SUSPICION ON INNOCENT PEEPS... THE GIRLFRIEND OF THIS GUY WAS JUST INTERVEWED ON A LOCAL CHANNEL & NEVER MENTIONED ANYONE 'SHAKING'; SHE WAS CALM & SAID THROWING SUSPICION ON THE CELEBS WAS RIDICULOUS....... I'D CHECK YOUR FACTS & RESOURCES MORE CAREFULLY PRIOR TO MISLEADING PEEPS OR ALLOWING THEIR MINDS TO GO ACCUSING OTHERS.........

251 days ago
43.

Gen    

if there is video, i'd place my bet that it is some gay video.

251 days ago
44.

notalawyer    

Too much BOTOX and what happened to his upper lip?

251 days ago
45.

Staceys789    

Oh wow!! What a shocker!!!

250 days ago
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