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Deputies arrest man in connection with Lehigh death

Posted: 8:56 PM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-12 10:18:14-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla — Odessey Lester is charged with kidnapping with intent to inflict bodily harm.

Investigators responded to 2800 Robin Street on February 6th for a structure fire. They found the body of Mildred Rivera Lester inside the home.

New details from police reports say Rivera’s body has bruises on her ribs, arms, legs and hands. There were also signs she had been hit with a blunt object.

A neighbor who did not want to go on camera, but told us he’s seen Odessey Lester going in and out of the home a few times, but deputies arrested him at a Ft. Myers address.

Lester is also facing drug charges. He is still in the Lee County Jail.