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Murder suspect returned to Lee County

Robert Toribio

Murder suspect returned to Lee County

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Jul 1, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The man charged in the murder of a Bonita Springs woman has been returned to Lee County.  Toribio was booked into the Lee County jail on Sunday and made his first court appearance this morning.

38-year-old Robert Toribio was captured in New York City last month for the January murder of 21-year-old Darla Miller.

Toribio is charged with second degree murder and sexual battery. 

Miller was found on January 19th by a passer by, who contacted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a body wrapped in bed sheets on Oakland Drive in Bonita Springs. 

A thorough investigation was conducted, and through information garnered through that process, coupled with DNA evidence, a warrant for Toribio’s arrest was issued on March 7, 2013. 

From that point on, members of the US Marshal’s Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force worked relentlessly on finding Toribio, which led to his apprehension this afternoon.  Last month, he was added to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 10 Most Wanted list.

Toribio has an extensive criminal history in New York, and had just been released from prison in Attica, after serving an eight year sentence for various violent crimes. 

He had been in Southwest Florida barely six months before being accused of murdering Darla Miller.