May 30, 2017

Family growing increasingly concerned over missing woman’s whereabouts

Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help locating a woman who has been missing for nearly six months.

Keri Anne Cefarelli (DOB 12/1/76) was first reported missing by her boyfriend on January 5, 2017.  He told Lee County deputies that Keri left with nothing but the shorts and tank top she was wearing, and that he couldn’t catch up with her.  In the months that followed, there have been several unconfirmed sightings of the 40 year old mother, however to date, she hasn’t turned up or been in contact with friends or relatives.  Keri was living in North Fort Myers at the time she went missing and was possibly seen in central Fort Myers and/or the area of Colonial Boulevard and Plantation Road shortly after her disappearance.

Family members, who live out of state, are growing increasingly fearful for her wellbeing and safety and are hoping that someone may have seen her in recent weeks.

“Keri’s family, and people close to her, had been in touch with her right up until the time that she was reported missing,” said Trish Routte, Crime Stoppers Coordinator.  “Her 14 year old son happened to be visiting her parents up north at the time and they are adamant that Keri would not just walk away from her family, and especially her son.”

Keri is described as 5’5”, 120 pounds with a tattoo of a cat on her ankle and a flower on her right shoulder.  Anyone who may have seen Keri Ann in the last few weeks is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by submitting a tip on the P3Tips app.

Note:  Several photos of Keri, and her family, as well as the missing persons poster, are attached to this release.