Former University of Florida football player charged with murder

(Polk County Sheriff's Office)

A former football captain from the University of Florida is under arrest in Polk County after being accused of killing his wife. Earl ‘Tony’ Joiner was taken into custody Saturday by Lake Wales police.

Heyzel Obando was 26 years old when she was found dead in her Fort Myers apartment back in 2016. The case remained unsolved until Joiner’s arrest. 

Fort Myers Police said in a statement released on social media that investigators had worked closely with the state's attorney's office and with the Oxygen Television series "Cold Justice" on the case. The statement added that Joiner was taken into custody Saturday in Lake Wales in central Florida in a coordinated effort with the Lake Wales Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office. 

He has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held without bond. 

Joiner was a safety for the Gators from 2004 to 2007 and won the BCS National Championship in 2006.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.