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Arrest made in connection to Golden Gate Estates homicide

Collier County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 4:21 PM, Mar 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-21 19:26:47-04

NAPLES, Fla. — Collier County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection to the homicide in Golden Gate Estates where a woman was found dead in her home Thursday night.

71-year-old Racine Raphael was arrested in Glades County on a Collier County warrant charging him with second-degree murder.

Racine Raphael

Deputies were called to a Golden Gate Estates neighborhood on 8th Avenue SE on Thursday, March 16, around 10:52 p.m.

They were informed of a female who was unconscious and not breathing.

According to CCSO, the woman was found inside the home by a family member who went to check on her.

After some investigation, the death was determined to be a homicide.

Raphael is back in Collier County to face charges.

He has a first appearance in court on Tuesday.