Broward County

They were married for 18 years. She died. He’s under arrest

Rob Feustel and the wife he’s accused of murdering, Jodi Feustel, in his Facebook profile picture.
Rob Feustel and the wife he’s accused of murdering, Jodi Feustel, in his Facebook profile picture.

When the staff at a Fort Lauderdale La Quinta Inn & Suites found 42-year-old Jodi Feustel on Friday dead in a guest room, police withheld public identification until her next of kin could be notified.

On Wednesday, Fort Lauderdale police arrested her next of kin: her 44-year-old husband of 18 years, Rob Feustel. He’s charged with one count of murder.

Feustel’s criminal convictions have been on the misdemeanor side — a petit theft conviction for stealing two knee braces from a CVS Pharmacy in 2014, a theft to deprive in 2011 and an marijuana possession rap. Coral Springs police say they’ve made no domestic violence calls to the Feustel residence.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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