|Published:||May 31, 2013 9:34 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 31, 2013 9:34 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The father of a Bonita Beach woman who was raped and killed says he wants her accused killer to see the same fate.
Dean Miller says he found out who deputies believe killed his 22-year old daughter one week ago.
Miller says he can't help but get angry when thinking of Robert Toribio, the man labeled as the prime suspect in the homicide of Darla Miller, 22.
"I want him caught, someone can turn him in, he can turn himself in... just a lot of hatred," said Miller.
Family members say Darla's death certificate lists 'strangulation' as the cause.
"I'd like to see him caught and the death penalty is what I'd hope for," said Miller.
Dean says he's never seen or heard of Toribio before deputies broke the news to him.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers says the death of a Bonita Springs woman in January is now considered a homicide, and they have a suspect in her death.
Darla Miller was found dead in a wooded area off Oakland Drive on January 19th. Officials tell us she was raped and murdered.
US Marshals are looking for Robert Toribio, who is a previously convicted felon.
A grieving Bonita Springs family now has some answers in their daughters death. The Lee County Sheriffs office identified a suspect in the rape and murder of 22-year-old Darla Miller.
Nearly five months ago, Darla Miller's lifeless body was discovered down Oakland Drive in Bonita. She was raped and murdered just days after she turned 22.
Now, four months later, detectives say DNA evidence proves 39-year-old Robert Toribio is Miller's killer.
"Robert Toribio is an animal. He's a savage who belongs in a cage," said LCSO detective Paul O'Leary.
Toribio spent eight years in a New York prison for grand theft and robbery and was released last July. Authorities say he was only in Southwest Florida for just a few months with no prior connections to Darla Miller.
"They met through mutual friends and, other than that, there really are no ties between her and him," said O'Leary.
Now detectives say they want Toribio behind bars so he doesn't kill anyone again.
"Nobody should ever have to put their child in the ground under circumstances like that," said mother Denise Miller.
LCSO and the US Marshalls say Robert Toribio he has ties to both New York and Southwest Florida.
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