A Florida mother has been charged with the strangulation death of her 3-year-old child.
On May 23, 2022, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Joanne Zephir, 36, for premeditated murder.
Investigators say that findings obtained from the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that Joanne’s deceased 3-year-old’s death was caused by compression of the neck.
The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the child’s untimely death as a “Homicide.”
Joanne Zephir was previously charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse for crimes she committed against her 8-year-old daughter on May 08, 2022.
Zephir is currently incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail with no bond.
Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222.