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One year later, family still searching for answers in young man's murder

on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:08

August 15, 2014

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.

Lehigh Acres Home Invasion

on Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:53

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.

Hunt is on for man accused of killing DeSoto teen

on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:35

June 20, 2014

Hunt is on for man accused of killing DeSoto teen

Southwest FloridaCrime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man accused of gunning down two teens, leaving one dead and one still recovering from his injuries.

DeSotoCountydetectives say Reece Thomas Sturgis (DOB 10/2/95) is one of three men responsible for the murder of 15 year old Melvin Hearns and the attempted murder of 19 year old Deandra Williams.

Crime Stoppers press release: Reward increased in hopes of finding veterans killer

on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:01


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

on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:21

April 10, 2014

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

Pierre Dervil Homicide

on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 18:21

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.

Wesnel Isaac - Graham Murder

on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 18:30

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.

Comparetto - 20 Years Later

on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 18:53

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.


Information Sought in Harlem Heights Murder

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 18:37

October 7, 2013

Information sought in Harlem Heights murder

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.

Fort Myers Stop the Violence Efforts

on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 18:08

The murder of a Fort Myers mother this week has residents in Dunbar rallying their neighbors to band together to stop the violence once and for all.  Trish Routte with Crime Stoppers has the story on the common factor community leaders are counting on to bring peace back to their neighborhoods.