LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff's Office have made an arrest in the murder of Kurt Nusbaum from North Fort Myers.
Vincent Yazvac, 27, is now in custody and facing murder charges for the death of the 61-year-old Nusbaum. Nusbaum was found dead Wednesday in his Mariana Ave. home.
In addition to murder, Yazvac is also facing charges of home invasion robbery and three separate counts of grand theft.
During the investigation, detectives say they learned Nusbaum was last seen Sunday afternoon, December 8th. The last call he made that day was to a local bail bond company. The information, deputies say, led to the identity of Yazvac as the caller and where he was staying.
When investigators confronted Yazvac, deputies say he denied knowing Nusbaum. Instead telling them the 61-year-old let him borrow his phone to make a call from the North Fort Myers Walmart. Yazvac said he did not kill Nusbaum, and investigators say he gave them an alibi that he was out with a friend Sunday night.
Meanwhile, detectives say they got an anonymous tip that Yazvac did, in fact know Nusbaum. Also, a friend who admitted accompanying Yazvac Sunday night was identified. Detecives say that person admitted to meeting Yazvac at a local motel where Yazvac showed off a bag of handguns and more than $1,000 in cash. Yazvac then allegedly admitted he shot Nusbaum in the head, stole his SUV and even showed his friend the gun he used. The Sheriff's Office says the witness corroborated dropping off the stolen Expedition on the side of the interstate and assisted detectives in locating stolen items discarded by the suspect.