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Boyfriend arrested in 2016 cold case murder of Fort Myers mother

Posted at 5:11 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 23:26:54-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Police arrested the boyfriend in a 2016 murder of a Fort Myers woman.

Earl Antonio Joines, 33, was arrested for the three-year-old murder of Heyzel Obando on Saturday at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Lakes Wales, Florida, according to investigators.

Obando's body was discovered in her Crestwood Avenue apartment on February 14, 2016.

FMPD worked with Polk County Sheriff's Department and charged Joiner with second-degree murder.

Fort Myers Police worked closely on this case with the Oxygen Television series Cold Justice and the State Attorney's Office.