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Mary Esther woman killed by blunt force trauma

Photo of Justin Lantz, who has been charged with second degree premeditated murder in the death of his mother.

The cause of death has been determined for a woman found murdered in Okaloosa County.

Robin Lantz died from blunt force trauma and strangulation, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.

Lantz's son, Justin Lantz, has been charged with second degree premeditated murder.

The two were living together in a house on Miramar Street. Deputies responded to a call at the address around 10 p.m. on August 2nd.

Robin told police that she and Justin had been arguing and she wanted him to leave.

Later that night, deputies spotted Justin's truck underneath the Brooks Bridge on Okaloosa Island. Police say there was a large amount of blood in the truck bed.

A deputy saw Justin Lantz standing in the Santa Rosa Sound. The body of Robin Lantz was floating nearby.

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