Arrest in Bonita Springs murder
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is telling FOX 4 News, the man suspected in the murder of Darla Miller has been arrested.
38-year-old Robert Toribio was arrested shortly before 2:30 Thursday afternoon at 57th Street and 10th Avenue in New York City. Toribio was charged with second degree murder and sexual battery and was taken into custody without incident.
Toribio is accused of raping and murdering Darla Miller in January 2013 – just days after her 22nd birthday.
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.