According to authorities, Obando was killed between Feb. 13, 2016, and Feb. 14, 2016.
Oxygen’s TV series Cold Justice did a series on the death of Obando, which helped tie her death to Joiner.
In June 2019, Fort Myers Police praised the work of the series, saying the show footed the bill for additional DNA testing and brought in their own experts to re-analyze evidence that helped authorities link Joiner to the murder, the Naples Daily News reported.
Court records state Joiner called 911 on Feb. 14, 2016, and told dispatchers he needed an ambulance because something was wrong with his girlfriend.
Joiner claimed he had just returned from a trip to Winter Haven with his daughters and that is when he found Obando’s body in the apartment. Multiple first responders told detectives that Joiner was very calm and emotionless that night and he didn’t ask questions about how Obando died.
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Investigators found one fired cartridge casing from a 9 mm Tulammo Luger inside a small open cardboard box in the bedroom, court records stated.
Police talked to multiple witnesses who said Joiner owned that type of firearm. One witness said Obando gave Joiner the money to purchase it. However, detectives were never able to find the gun used in Obando’s death.
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