Victims family turns to social media for help finding a killer
Just a year after the brutal murder of a young Lee County man, the family of Kyle Byrtus is tapping into social media resources to help rally support to increase the reward for information leading to the arrest of Byrtus’ killer.
On Wednesday afternoon, Byrtus’ family launched a donation fund on “Gofundme,” an internet site where friends, family and even strangers can donate to help increase the reward amount that would be given by Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
One year later, family still searching for answers in young man’s murder
One year ago today, the lifeless body of 25 year old Kyle Byrtus was found in a field on Meadow Drive in Lehigh Acres. And despite the time that’s passed, the person or persons responsible for his murder have yet to face justice, and Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is hoping someone in the know will do the right thing and come forward with information.
Byrtus was a graduate of Fort Myers High School, where he was captain of the track team.
Just over two months after three men were shot at a Lehigh Acres home, leaving one dead and two critically injured, detectives are pleading with the public to come forward with what they know - or even what they've heard. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story.
As a community still longs for answers in the murder of Army veteran Mario Hughes, anonymous donors have now upped the reward to $12,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killer.
Two months ago, an anonymous donor pledged $5,000 towards the reward for information leading to an arrest. Today, that same donor has upped their contribution to $10,000 in hopes of enacting justice for the person responsible for this horrendous crime, and closure for a family still mourning Hughes’ loss.
Reward increased in hopes of finding veterans killer
In the wake of the homicide of a 31 year old US Army veteran, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, the Glades County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are announcing an increased reward in hopes of finding the killer of Mario Hughes.
Hughes was murdered at his residence on East Park Avenue SE in Moore Haven shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, January 31st. Now, more than two months after his life was taken, investigators are hoping an increased reward of $7,000 will encourage someone to step forward and
A killer remains at large after taking the life of a Cape Coral man in early January. Detectives are piecing together the puzzle of his murder, put need one last bit of information to ensure that justice is served. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story.
The US Marshals Service made a bold statement this week when they placed Lee County murder suspect Wesnel Isaac on their nationwide 15 Most Wanted List. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the details on Isaac – a career criminal accused of murder, and so much more.
Though two decades have passed, a Lee County mother still grieves daily over the brutal murder of her son. But both she, as well as detectives, have faith that David Comparetto’s killer will be found and held accountable. Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story.
Just over two weeks after a Cape Coral man was gunned down in a Harlem Heights neighborhood, and a second victim was shot and injured, deputies are still looking for information to help piece together the motive behind the violent crime and the identities of those responsible.
Shortly after 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, September 22nd, Lee County deputies were advised of multiple gunshots in the 4800 block of Hager Court. Upon their arrival on scene, deputies found 33 year old Andres Lopez suffering from multiple bullet wounds.