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Tip Leads To Apprehension Of Teenage Brothers Wanted For Questioning Regarding Body Found In Lake Wales Orange Groves

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UPDATE:

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, PCSO detectives arrested 18-year-old Angel Lobato and 19-year-old Jo “JoJo” Lobato, on Polk County warrants related to the homicide of 21-year-old Danne Frazier of Lakeland. Upon their arrest, they confessed to killing Frazier, and have been charged with his murder.


Currently their charges are:

First degree murder (FC) (no bond)

Armed robbery (FL) (no bond)

Conspiracy to commit first degree murder (F1) (no bond) Accessory after the fact of a capital felony (F1) ($30,000 bond) Giving false information during a capital investigation (F3) ($5,000 bond) Grand theft of a motor vehicle (F3) ($5,000 bond)

2 counts tampering with evidence (F3) ($5,000 bond each) Burglary of a vehicle (F3) ($5,000 bond)

Additionally, their accomplice, 19-year-old Scott Engle was arrested on Thursday, November 12, 2020, for:

Accessory after the fact of a capital felony (F1) ($50,000 bond) Tampering with evidence (F3) ($15,000 bond) Grand theft of a motor vehicle (F3) ($1,000 bond)

2 counts criminal use of personal ID (F3) ($1,000 bond each) Possession of a stolen credit card (M2) ($1,000 bond)


Original Release:

Lake Wales, Florida – A manhunt was underway for two Florida teenage men who were wanted in connection to a body found in a Lake Wales orange grove. The two were considered “armed and dangerous.”

The teenage men were identified as Angel Lobato, 18, and 19-year-old JoJo Lobato. They were wanted in connection to the death of 21-year-old Danne Frazier.

Investigators said family members reported Frazier, of Lakeland, missing on Nov. 4. Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies found his body in an orange grove in Lake Wales on Nov. 10.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office a tip was provided and the two teenage men were captured in Lake Wales where the were hiding out. It was thought the two could have been in Volusia or Flagler County.

The teenage men were wanted for questioning because deputies in Flagler County pulled over a reported missing person’s car (Danne Frazier’s) on U.S. 1 on Nov. 6. The sheriff’s office said the driver, later identified as JoJo Lobato, ran from the traffic stop. Angel Lobato stayed at the car but refused to talk to deputies. Deputies did not have probable cause to charge Lobato with a crime and let him go. Days later, when investigators learned about the discovery of the body of the missing person, they put out an alert for the Lobato brothers. The car has since been impounded for evidence.

The two are facing charges of Grand Theft Of A Motor Vehicle, Vehicle Burglary, Giving False Information During A Capital Felony, Tampering With Evidence, & Accessory After The Fact Of A Capital Investigation. At this time. Additional charges are expected.

*Editors Note: We expect more information to be released Monday morning.

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