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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 2023-03-18 19:05:59-04

Update (3/18/2023, 7:00 p.m.):

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 today in Glades County on a Collier County warrant charging him with second-degree murder.

Raphael is currently in the Glades County jail, awaiting his return to Collier County to face charges.

Earlier reporting:

The Collier County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in the Golden Gate Estates neighborhood on 8th Avenue SE.

Deputies were called to the scene 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.

Deputies said this appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

No arrests have been made.