Orlando’s City Hall became a gathering place on Tuesday evening where over 60 people congregated on its steps, seeking information about the death of Yolna Lubrin, 31, found hanging from a tree in her backyard last week. Orlando police officers removed her on Thursday morning, pronouncing her dead at the scene. Family members, including her mother, aunt, uncle, and sister, spoke at the gathering. Lubrin, known as Yo-Yo, was her mother’s caregiver.
Lubrin’s sister, Naomi Lubrin, questioned why her sister’s death was swiftly deemed a suicide and urged the crowd to demand a thorough investigation. The rally attendees chanted “justice for Yo-Yo” multiple times. The incident has led to tensions, with some community members criticizing the rapid classification of her death as a suicide, while law enforcement insists on handling the investigation with sensitivity.
Miles Mulrain, an advocate, pointed to the similarities with a previous incident involving Nevan Baker in 2020. Orlando Police Department released more details about Lubrin’s death to counter alleged misinformation on social media. They emphasized that the cause of death is still under investigation but pointed to factors suggesting suicide, including her documented history of mental illness.
The investigation has not revealed physical injuries beyond the ligature marks on her neck. The police asserted that they take all incidents seriously and are in contact with Lubrin’s loved ones. Lubrin’s aunt described her as a vibrant person who loved to dance and bring joy to others. The family emphasized that her background should not lead to dismissal.