FMPD Makes Arrest in 2016 Murder Case

Fort Myers Police Detectives made an arrest in the three-year-old murder case of Heyzel Obando on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Lake Wales.

FMPD working with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and the Lake Wales Police Department arrested Earl Antonio Joiner (date of birth 12/8/1985) and charged him with second-degree murder.

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

Heyzel Obando body was discovered in her Crestwood Avenue apartment on February 14th three years ago. The arrest of Joiner was the culmination of a multi-agency effort which dedicated itself to the investigation.